而 means 'rake'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 126    Frequency: 2453   Usefulness: 6    Study set: 6-5    Grade: 9   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 21 words   Used in 38 names   Component in 49 kanji (4 Jōyō)
Jinmeiyō (人名用)
Kun    しこうして   しかして   しか   しかれども   すなわち   なんじ   しかるに
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而 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 而 is used 15 times, read 2 ways.
ジ : 12 words FIND ALL
since then; after that
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しかして : 3 words FIND ALL
1. moreover; furthermore  (often written with kana only)
2. nevertheless; and yet  (often written with kana only)
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ジ    rake   
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