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斤 means 'axe'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 69    Frequency: 3357   JLPT: N1    Ring: 6    Set: 22    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 2 words   Used in 7 words   Used in 86 names   Component in 35 kanji (22 Jōyō)
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The kanji 斤 originally meant 'ax' and now means 'loaf (of bread).' En route from one definition to another, it acquired yet another meaning: 600 grams. Find out how the Japanese came to associate one kanji with such disparate things! Also learn about 斤 as a radical and as a very common component.
See essay 1176 on 斤 (loaf (of bread); "ax" radical) to find out about the 'ax' inside all that's new (: 148) and in near (: 103) places (: 312), though it's just a component in the last two instances.
⿸   () cliff   () below  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 斤 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 斤 is used 5 times, read 1 way.
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キン   axe
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カ   ゲ   した below, under   くだ to descend   さげる to lower, to reduce   
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