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慈 means 'affection'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1880   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-34    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 30 words   Used in 40 words   Used in 337 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ジ
Kun
   いつくしむ to treat with affection, love
Name    しげ   ちか   めぐみ   よし
⿱   () excess   heart  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 慈 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 慈 is used 36 times, read 2 ways.
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charity; philanthropy
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noun
affection; love
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Henshall: 1328  Joy o' Kanji : 1328  Key to Kanji:

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ジ   affection   いつくしむ to treat with affection, love   
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excess
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short, tiny   
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シ   いと thread   
grass   
シン   こころ heart   
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