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懸 means 'hang'

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Strokes : 20    Frequency: 1241   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 44 words   Used in 87 words   Used in 89 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ケ   ケン
Kun
   ける to hang   かる to be hanging
⿱   () prefecture   heart  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 懸 is used 9 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 懸 is used 68 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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ケン : 27 words FIND ALL
0
noun
offering prizes; winning; reward
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ケ : 6 words FIND ALL
0 1
worry; fear; anxiety; concern
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ける : 24 words FIND ALL
2
noun
bet; stakes  (see also: 賭物)
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ける (read as が) : 11 words FIND ALL
0 5
Most common form: 命がけ
1. risking one's life  (see also: 命をかける)
2. life and death; risky; desperate
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Henshall: 1225  Joy o' Kanji : 1225  Key to Kanji:

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ケ   ケン   かける to hang   かかる to be hanging   
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ケン    prefecture   
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ケイ    system; lineage   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
シ   いと thread   
ケン    prefecture   
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ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
shelf
シン   こころ heart   
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