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絹 means 'silk'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1892   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-35    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 32 words   Used in 53 words   Used in 132 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   ケン
Kun
   きぬ silk
⿰   thread   mouth for a month  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 絹 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 絹 is used 49 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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ケン : 15 words FIND ALL
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noun
silk thread
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きぬ : 24 words FIND ALL
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noun
silk
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きぬ (read as ぎぬ) : 10 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. thin or light silk; sheer silk
2. veil (mystery)
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Henshall: 861 (originally: 664)  Joy o' Kanji : 664  Key to Kanji: 279 

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ケン   きぬ silk   
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シ   いと thread   
mouth for a month
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
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