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琴 means 'koto'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1595   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 12    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 47 words   Used in 600 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   キン
Kun
   こと koto (Japanese harp)
The koto (Japanese zither) connects to dragons, blindness, class differences, rice paddies, marriage, and an important myth. Find out why one needs to read each 琴 in 琴の琴 with different yomi. See which natural feature in Japan was named after a type of 琴, and learn about hidden kotos in the garden. Also discover certain Japanese words that always pull on people's heartstrings.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 琴
⿱  ⿰   king   king   now  
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琴 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 琴 is used 42 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
キン : 27 words FIND ALL
noun
xylophone
7
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こと : 7 words FIND ALL
こと (read as ごと) : 8 words FIND ALL
noun
koto (usu. small)  (see also: ; archaic)
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Henshall: 1178  Joy o' Kanji : 1178  Key to Kanji:

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キン   こと koto (Japanese harp)   
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5
オウ    king   
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3
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
1
コン   キン   いま now   
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1
assembly, gathering   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
1
katakana fu   
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