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稲 means 'rice plant'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1238   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 33 words   Used in 46 words   Used in 1181 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   トウ
Kun
   いね rice plant   いな-
Name
   せ
On   
Name    いの   しね   な
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This kanji has quite a split personality. Growing rice (稲) is a deeply down-to-earth pursuit. But 稲 is also linked to fanciful notions that lightning impregnates rice and that tofu-loving foxes are messengers for the god Inari (稲). He is reputed to help with crops, health, sex, and money, so Inari shrines abound, steeped in fox statues and other symbols—all a far cry from farmers’ earthy concerns.
⿰   grain  ⿱   () claw   former  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 稲 is used 5 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 稲 is used 37 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
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トウ : 4 words FIND ALL
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noun
wet-land rice
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テ : 1 word FIND ALL
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Most common form: 中生
noun
1. mid-season crops; mid-season rice; mid-season vegetables
2. metacarpus  (anatomical term)
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いね : 12 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: いね
noun
rice plant
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いな- (read as いな) : 17 words FIND ALL
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noun
lightning; flash of lightning; lightning bolt
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せ: 3 words. FIND ALL
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noun
field of early-blooming (or ripening) rice
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Henshall: 1656  Joy o' Kanji : 1656  Key to Kanji:

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トウ   いね rice plant   いな-    
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キュウ    former, old   
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stick   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
つめ claw; fingernail   
grain
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