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籠 means 'seclude'

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Strokes : 22    JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 22    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 22 words   Used in 118 words   Used in 225 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ロウ
Kun
   もる to seclude oneself   かご basket
Kun    -ご
笼 (Chinese)     
This is the official form, despite using the older form of dragon as a component.
Do you know about the kagome pattern or the “bird in the cage” game? Do you know who was called a “caged bird” or how insect cages influenced Kyoto architecture? Do you know how baskets helped when crossing valleys? With this essay you’ll learn all that plus terms for shutting oneself up in one’s study, bottling up discontent, and stammering. Oh, and several words for lanterns!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 籠
⿱   () bamboo   () dragon  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 籠 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 籠 is used 72 times, read 3 ways.
ロウ : 24 words FIND ALL
1. holding a castle (during a siege); holing up
2. confinement (to one's home); staying at home; staying indoors
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かご : 34 words FIND ALL
noun
basket (shopping, etc.); hamper; cage  (often written with kana only)
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もる (read as ご) : 14 words FIND ALL
noun
night attack  (archaic)
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 1983  Key to Kanji:

Cascading kanji view

ロウ   こもる to seclude oneself   かご basket   
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チク   たけ bamboo   
リュウ   たつ dragon   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
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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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