潔 means 'gallant'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 1694   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-29    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 9 words   Used in 26 words   Used in 182 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   いさぎよ gallant, manly; upright; undefiled, clean
Name    きよ   きよし
Right side is a rare kanji, (-). In that, as in (the master with the sword), the top left element is (ladder), but in this kanji it is simplified to (master)
⿰   () water  ⿱   the master with the sword   thread  
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 eat; drink; smoke  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 潔 is used 8 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 潔 is used 26 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ケツ : 14 words FIND ALL
1. clean; hygienic; sanitary
2. pure; virtuous; immaculate
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ケツ (read as けっ) : 8 words FIND ALL
innocence (i.e. not guilty); purity; uprightness
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いさぎよ : 4 words FIND ALL
1. gracious (defeat, apology, etc.); graceful; honourable (e.g. death); noble; gallant; brave; manly; sportsmanlike
2. upright; righteous; honest; pure (heart); innocent  (CODE dated MISSING!)
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Henshall: 686 (originally: 659)  Joy o' Kanji : 659  Key to Kanji: 263 

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ケツ   いさぎよ gallant, manly; upright; undefiled, clean   
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the master with the sword
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シュ   ぬし    あるじ master, proprietor, owner   
トウ   かたな sword   
シ   いと thread   
スイ   みず water   
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