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筆 means 'writing brush'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 922   JLPT: N2    Ring: 5    Set: 5    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 45    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 78 words   Used in 194 words   Used in 69 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ヒツ
Kun
   ふで writing brush
Name    くし
⿱   () bamboo   brush  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 筆 is used 9 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 筆 is used 194 times, read 2 ways (with 3 variations).
ヒツ : 78 words FIND ALL
noun
essays; miscellaneous writings; literary jottings
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2
5
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ヒツ (read as ひっ) : 39 words FIND ALL
noun
writer (often in self-reference); author
2
4
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ヒツ (read as ぴつ) : 38 words FIND ALL
noun
pencil
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5
3
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ふで : 38 words FIND ALL
noun
writing brush
3
3
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くし: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
1. fertile shoot of field horsetail  (see also: 杉菜)
2. wooden stick with a burned tip (used to create underdrawings)  (see also: 焼き筆)
this meaning is restricted to reading どひつ
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Henshall: 400 (originally: 569)  Joy o' Kanji : 569  Key to Kanji: 897 

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ヒツ   ふで writing brush   
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チク   たけ bamboo   
brush
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