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縁 means 'affinity; edge'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 870   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 67 words   Used in 195 words   Used in 81 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   エン
Kun
   ふち edge, hem, brim
Kun    ゆかり   よすが   へり   えにし   -ネン   ふちど
  
The right side is descended from (pig with snout), and the idea is that the 'rougher' part of the thread is the edge.
The modern form of the right side combining ヨ and does not exist as a kanji.
The common meaning 'affinity' is an extended meaning ('edge of a relationship').
⿰   thread  ⿱   () yo = to yell / say hi   pig  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 縁 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 縁 is used 179 times, read 7 ways (with 2 variations).
エン : 150 words FIND ALL
noun
1. omen; sign of luck
2. origin; causation  (see also: 因果関係)
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ふち : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
rim; brim; edge; brink
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へり : 4 words FIND ALL
deckle-edged (e.g. paper)  (see also: 耳付き)
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ゆかり : 2 words FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix), 'no' adjective
related to (some person or place); affinity; connection  (often written with kana only)
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よすが : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
1. something to rely on; aid; clue; way; means
2. someone to rely on; relative
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ふち (read as ぶち) : 9 words FIND ALL
noun
frame (e.g. picture frame, decorative door frame, etc.)
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-ネン (read as ねん) : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
1. fate; destiny
2. connection; tie; bond; origin
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ふち (read as ぷち) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
riverside; riverbank
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ふちど : 1 word FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to (add a) border or fringe
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Henshall: 1030  Joy o' Kanji : 1030  Key to Kanji:

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エン   affinity; edge   ふち edge, hem, brim   
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5
pig
yo = to yell / say hi
K
シ   いと thread   
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