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衛 means 'defense'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 178   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-1    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 55    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 43 words   Used in 191 words   Used in 1598 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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Name    もり   い   まもる
   卫 (Chinese)  
⿴   to go   tanned leather  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 衛 is used 6 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 衛 is used 176 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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hick; country bumpkin; yokel  (derogatory)
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Henshall: 646 (originally: 617)  Joy o' Kanji : 617  Key to Kanji: 43 

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エイ    defense   
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イ    tanned leather   
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wheel around
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ゴ   いつ-    いつ five   
コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
チョウ   テイ    a (city) block; counter for long/narrow things, blocks of tofu   
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