Components

肢 means 'limb'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 2005   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-38    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 4 words   Used in 33 words   Used in 6 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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Find out about a kanji in which, etymologically, human limbs are likened to tree branches. Learn to refer to physical disabilities in general, to people who have them, to phantom pain, and to types of paralysis. See how the Japanese compare a sexy woman to a certain lithe animal that pops up three times in this essay. And discover how 肢 ended up in a word for “choices.”
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Limbs and Joints
肩 肢 膝 肘
Characters for body parts often feature 月 radicals. That's true here, but these four kanji have much more in common. First, limbs and joints are prone to soreness, injury, and disability, requiring various healing modalities. Second, the shoulders, elbows, and knees can show how we're relating to other people; the Japanese associate these body parts with lending support, sitting close for an intimate talk, and reining in someone's behavior. Those body parts also play roles in martial arts and sumo. Finally, one's stance can express seriousness, tension, pride, shame, discouragement, respect, remorse, shame, or a lack of reservedness.
⿰   () body part   support  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 肢 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 肢 is used 29 times, read 1 way.
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4 3
noun
choices; alternatives; options
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An additional 4 less common words include 肢 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1317  Joy o' Kanji : 1317  Key to Kanji:

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シ    limb   
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シ   ささえる to support   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
stick   
また again   
ニク body part   
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