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義 means 'honour; meaning'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 226   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 55    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 81 words   Used in 721 words   Used in 1734 names   Component in 4 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ギ
Kun
   honour
Name
   よし
Name    ただし   ちか   のり
⿱  𦍌 () sheep   I; myself  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 義 is used 11 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 義 is used 712 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
ギ : 711 words FIND ALL
duty; obligation; responsibility
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2
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よし: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
Yoshitsune Senbonzakura (kabuki play)
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Henshall: 674 (originally: 645)  Joy o' Kanji : 645  Key to Kanji: 175 

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ギ    honour   
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ガ   I; myself   われ    わが-    
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spear; javelin
シュ   て hand   
ヨウ   ひつじ sheep   
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