艮 means 'good' and is a variant of

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 138    Usefulness: 7    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 1 word   Used in 4 words   Used in 20 names   Component in 122 kanji (25 Jōyō)
Hyōgaiji (表外字)
On    コン   ゴン
Kun    うしとら northeast (Oriental zodiac), stopping, good radical (no. 138)
When used as a component, we treat this as a variant of (good) and use the meaning 'good'.
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gen (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: mountain, northeast)
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one of the 64 trigrams
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