幺 means 'short thread'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 52    Usefulness: 7    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 0 words   Used in 1 word   Used in 1 name   Component in 151 kanji (21 Jōyō)
Hyōgaiji (表外字)
On    ヨウ
Kun    ちいさい short thread radical (no. 52)
Find out how 幺 doesn't mean "short thread" in any of the Joyo kanji in which it is the on-duty radical, including (how many) and (illusion). Also see how this radical does confer that meaning on two kanji in which the look-alike 玄 is the radical!
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𢆶 two short threads  
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short, tiny   
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シ   いと thread   
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