涯 means 'shore'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1511   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-24    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 0 words   Used in 15 words   Used in 40 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    はて horizon, shore, limit, bound
Right element is a rare kanji, (cliff)
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Do you consider the horizon to be far away or close to you? It seems that English and Japanese have opposite takes on this issue. Find out about that in this investigation of 涯, which means "horizon." It also means 'outer limits,' so this character gives a sense of the lines that circumscribe one's world. For instance, if it's your lot in life to be stuck living near dreadful relatives, you can convey that with 涯 (well, actually, with 涯).
⿰   () water  ⿸   cliff   jewel  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 涯 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 涯 is used 15 times, read 2 ways.
ガイ : 14 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
one's lifetime (i.e. one's existence until death); one's career
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ガイ    shore, horizon, limit, bound   
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スイ   みず water   
ケイ    jewel; corner   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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