忍 means 'endure'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1122   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-12    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 50 words   Used in 86 words   Used in 167 names   Component in 6 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   しの to endure; lie hidden   しのばせる to conceal
Name    おし
⿱   blade   heart  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 忍 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 忍 is used 77 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ニン : 39 words FIND ALL
endurance; perseverance; patience
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しの : 33 words FIND ALL
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'bu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to conceal oneself; to hide
2. to endure
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しの (read as しのぶ) : 5 words FIND ALL
1. squirrel's foot fern (Davallia mariesii)  (often written with kana only)
2. Lepisorus thunbergianus (species of fern)  (see also: 軒忍; often written with kana only)
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An additional しの.ばせる less common words include 忍 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1677  Joy o' Kanji : 1677  Key to Kanji:

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ニン   しの to endure; lie hidden   しのばせる to conceal   
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ジン   は blade   
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トウ   かたな sword   
シン   こころ heart   
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