矢 means 'arrow'

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Strokes : 5    Radical number: 111    Frequency: 948   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-9    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 57 words   Used in 104 words   Used in 2442 names   Component in 102 kanji (19 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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⿱  𠂉 () man   big  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 矢 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 矢 is used 92 times, read 2 ways.
シ : 7 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
an arrow; (a) retort
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や : 85 words FIND ALL
Most common form:
1. arrow
2. wedge; chock
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An additional 9 less common words include 矢 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 145 (originally: 981)  Joy o' Kanji : 981  Key to Kanji: 415 

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シ   や arrow   
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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   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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