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戊 means 'five'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 2934   Usefulness: 6    Study set: 6-8    Grade: 9   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 12 words   Used in 31 names   Component in 69 kanji (14 Jōyō)
Jinmeiyō (人名用)
On    ボ   ボウ
Kun    つちのえ 5th calendar sign
Fifth of the ten heavenly stems
 tasseled spear  
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 warrior  
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戊 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 戊 is used 11 times, read 2 ways.
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noun
Boshin War (Japanese civil war between Imperial and shogunate forces, 1868-1869)
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noun
15th of the sexagenary cycle  (see also: 干支)
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An additional 5th of the ten heavenly stems less common words include 戊 but the reading has not yet been categorized.

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number 5, 5th   
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tasseled spear
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