弓 means 'bow'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 57    Frequency: 1604   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-26    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 37 words   Used in 72 words   Used in 642 names   Component in 159 kanji (16 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ゆみ a bow
Name    こ   ゆ
Find out why the symbol for an archery bow lies inside (weak) and (younger brother), among several other Joyo kanji.
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 弓 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 弓 is used 65 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
キュウ : 34 words FIND ALL
(Japanese) archery
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ゆみ : 26 words FIND ALL
1. bow (and arrow)  (ゆ is usu. a prefix)
2. archery
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ゆ: 5 words. FIND ALL
archery ground; archery gallery  (see also: 射場; archaic)
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An additional 6 less common words include 弓 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 107 (originally: 836)  Joy o' Kanji : 836  Key to Kanji: 187 

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キュウ   ゆみ a bow   
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