糸 means 'thread'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 120    Frequency: 1379   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-18    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 52    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 74 words   Used in 184 words   Used in 396 names   Component in 374 kanji (89 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   いと thread
      纟 (Chinese)  
Learn about the radical threading its way through dozens of Jōyō kanji, including (picture) and (end). This radical connects us to various handicrafts, ropes that play central roles at shrines and in sumo, and four colors.
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 糸 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 糸 is used 170 times, read 2 ways.
シ : 56 words FIND ALL
silk thread
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いと : 114 words FIND ALL
Most common form: いと
noun, noun (suffix)
thread; yarn; string
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An additional 14 less common words include 糸 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 75 (originally: 27)  Joy o' Kanji : 27  Key to Kanji: 426 

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シ   いと thread   
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