翁 means 'venerable old man'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1891   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-35    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 5 words   Used in 20 words   Used in 166 names   Component in 8 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    おきな venerable old man
Name    お   おな
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⿱   official   feather  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 翁 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 翁 is used 13 times, read 2 ways.
オウ : 8 words FIND ALL
1. old man; venerable gentleman
2. venerable; old; father  (honorific; this meaning is restricted to reading おう)
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おきな : 5 words FIND ALL
lantern shell
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An additional 7 less common words include 翁 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1037  Joy o' Kanji : 1037  Key to Kanji:

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オウ   venerable old man
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コウ   おおやけ official, public   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
ム   private
ウ   はね feather   わ counter for birds   
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