把 means 'grasp; bundle'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1822   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 5 words   Used in 19 words   Used in 28 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    つか to grasp, take, bundle
Name    たば
With one essay, you’ll learn to say all of the following: “I don’t have a handle on the situation,” “She has good control over her class,” “We kept track of all our expenses from the trip,” “I grasped the entire structure of his argument,” “He’s the type that doesn’t worry about details,” “Spinach is 100 yen a bunch,” “The pitcher handle was broken,” and “Don’t lump all these issues together.”
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⿰   () hand   comma  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 把 is used 5 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 把 is used 17 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
ハ : 9 words FIND ALL
grasp; catch; understanding
ハ (read as ば) : 3 words FIND ALL
three bundles, three bunches  (see also: )
ハ (read as ぱ) : 2 words FIND ALL
ten bundles, ten bunches  (see also: )
ワ : 1 word FIND ALL
bundle; bunch
つか : 1 word FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to seize; to catch; to grasp; to grip; to grab; to hold; to catch hold of; to lay one's hands on; to clutch  (often written with kana only)
2. to understand; to grasp; to comprehend  (often written with kana only)
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たば: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix), counter
bundle; bunch; sheaf
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Henshall: 1682  Joy o' Kanji : 1682  Key to Kanji:

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ハ    grasp; bundle   
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ともえ comma shape, shape of magatama   
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コ   キ   おのれ self   
シュ   て hand   
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