暦 means 'calendar'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1787   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-31    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
A Joy o' Kanji essay is available for 暦 - click the badge to download
Learn why Amazon describes a new calendar as 暦. Find out about Japan's relatively recent switch to a solar calendar, an event that inspired a novel, manga, and movie! Learn to calculate age and the year in multiple ways, read about the significance of turning 60 in Japan, and learn about calendars for illiterates and flower calendars. Also see why one temple has 暦 in its name.
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Concepts of Time
旬 昔 暦 頃
The sun, moon, and seasons are natural clocks, but time is also a construct. As this bundle shows, the Japanese divide time into units of 10 (days, months, or years), also perceiving 72 microseasons. Japan has observed lunar, solar, and other calendars, plus 60-year cycles and multiple era systems. For all this precision, people approximate time with "the good old days," "once upon a time," or "around the time." They also have a particular take on time when saying that a food is in season, "at your age," and "It's a great time" for a certain activity.
⿸   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 6 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 暦 is used 81 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
レキ : 52 words FIND ALL
Most common form: せいれき
1. Christian Era; CE; anno domini; AD
2. Western (Gregorian) calendar
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りゃく : 16 words FIND ALL
Chouryaku era (1037.4.21-1040.11.10)
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こよみ : 3 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: こよみ
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
flower calendar
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An additional 歴 less common words include 暦 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
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 person   
stony cliff
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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