暁 means 'dawn'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1915   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-35    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 11 words   Used in 22 words   Used in 353 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   あかつき dawn, daybreak
On    キョウ
Kun    さと
Name    あき   あきら   あけ   さと   さとる   てる
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Although あかつき sounds like “red moon,” it doesn’t mean that. Learn the etymology of this yomi. Find out how dawn connects to success and enlightenment and how to say such things as “When completed, this building will be the world’s tallest.” Learn the Japanese for “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” Read about a fascinating artist and an architect with 暁 in their names.
⿰   sun; day   high  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 暁 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 暁 is used 21 times, read 3 ways.
ギョウ : 14 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
this morning (at dawn)
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キョウ : 1 word FIND ALL
cold winter dawn  (poetical term)
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あかつき : 6 words FIND ALL
1. dawn; daybreak
2. event (e.g. "in the event of ..."); occasion; occurrence  (usu. as 〜の暁に; this meaning is restricted to reading あかつき)
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An additional one less common word includes 暁 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1174  Joy o' Kanji : 1174  Key to Kanji:

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ギョウ   あかつき dawn, daybreak   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ギョウ   たか high   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
one pair of legs
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