暦 means 'calendar'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1787   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 14    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 19 words   Used in 82 words   Used in 17 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   こよみ calendar
Kun    りゃく
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This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 暦
⿸   flax; flux   sun; day  
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 passing of time  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 暦 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 暦 is used 81 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
レキ : 52 words FIND ALL
1. Christian Era; CE; anno domini; AD
2. Western (Gregorian) calendar
りゃく : 16 words FIND ALL
Chouryaku era (1037.4.21-1040.11.10)
こよみ : 3 words FIND ALL
noun, suffix
calendar; almanac  (see also: カレンダー; れき when a suffix)
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こよみ (read as ごよみ) : 10 words FIND ALL
small calendar (or almanac) affixed to a pillar or wall  (see also: 綴暦)
Henshall: 1927  Joy o' Kanji : 1927  Key to Kanji:

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レキ   こよみ calendar   
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マ   flax; flux   あさ flax, hemp   
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リン   wood; trees   はやし wood   
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モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
stony cliff
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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