膝 means 'knee'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 1226   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-16    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 50    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 37 words   Used in 44 words   Used in 17 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ひざ knee
On    シツ
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See what a Buddhist priest and a mollusk have to do with kneecaps. Also learn what role the knee plays with regard to intimacy, romance, negotiations, protection, influence, respect, and sudden emotion or comprehension. Find out why the Japanese would go down on one or both knees, even sliding forward on the knees instead of walking, and why rakugo performers hide their knees.
⿰   () body part   man in the tree with water  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 膝 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 膝 is used 40 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
シツ : 8 words FIND ALL
knee joint
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シツ (read as しっ) : 3 words FIND ALL
moving forward by sliding on one's knees (in the presence of high-ranking individuals)
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ひざ : 29 words FIND ALL
Most common form: ひざ
1. knee
2. lap; knee and thigh (while sitting)
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An additional 4 less common words include 膝 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
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ひざ knee   
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ニク body part   
man in the tree with water
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
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