漫 means 'random'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1556   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-25    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 38 words   Used in 64 words   Used in 9 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    みだり   そぞ
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There's water in 漫! See why! Also learn why the "man-" of "manga" means "random" and what "manga" used to mean, as well as the history of manga. Discover terms for "yelling at someone for no good reason," "browsing," and other random acts. Also learn to talk about unrestrained speech, out-of-hand government spending, a pervasive smell, and a riot of cherry blossoms.
⿰   () water   wide  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 漫 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 漫 is used 57 times, read 2 ways.
マン : 52 words FIND ALL
cartoon; comic; comic strip
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そぞ : 5 words FIND ALL
in spite of oneself; somehow; without knowing why; vaguely  (often written with kana only)
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An additional 7 less common words include 漫 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1838  Joy o' Kanji : 1838  Key to Kanji:

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マン    random, aimless   
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マン    wide   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
また again   
スイ   みず water   
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