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穂 means 'ear (of a plant)'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 1348   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-19    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 12 words   Used in 36 words   Used in 1732 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   スイ
Kun
   ear (of a plant)
Name    お   こう   のり   ほい
  
A Joy o' Kanji essay is available for 穂 - click the badge to download
How do a cattail, calligraphy pen, and fishing rod relate to 穂? When an ear of rice hangs low, what does that figuratively mean in Japan? How about a grafted plant? Which name for Japan means 'Land of Abundant Rice'? Why would a faucet be compared to a rice plant on Amazon? Which French painting related to grain is famous in Japan? Read the essay to find all these answers and more!
⿰   grain   bless  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 穂 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 穂 is used 34 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
Note: kanji quick view shows the most useful word for each reading which is also the most common variant, and in the 10,000 most useful words in Japanese. Words shown here draw from all words in Japanese and include less common forms.
スイ : 6 words FIND ALL
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shaped like an ear of grain
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ほ : 21 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. ear (of plant); head (of plant)
2. point; tip
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ほ (read as ぼ) : 5 words FIND ALL
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noun
fallen ears (of grain); gleanings
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お: 2 words. FIND ALL
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noun
1. first ears of rice of the season; first crops of the season; first harvest of the season
2. offering (to the gods)
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Henshall: 1460  Joy o' Kanji : 1460  Key to Kanji:

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スイ   ほ ear (of a plant)   
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grain
ケイ   エ   めぐ to bless, to bestow a favor   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ユ   ユウ   ユイ   よし reason   
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シン   こころ heart   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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