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起 means 'wake up'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 258   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-5    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 11    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 87 words   Used in 235 words   Used in 489 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   キ
Kun
   きる to wake up, to get up   こる to happen   こす to rouse
Kun   
⿺   run   self  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 起 is used 18 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 起 is used 225 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
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キ : 137 words FIND ALL
1
origin; beginning; rise
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キ (read as ぎ) : 10 words FIND ALL
0
noun
1. omen; sign of luck
2. origin; causation  (see also: 因果関係)
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きる : 73 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 起す
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to raise; to raise up; to set up; to pick up
2. to wake; to wake up; to waken; to awaken
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: 4 words FIND ALL
'tsu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to rise up; to initiate (political) action
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こる (read as おこり) : 1 word FIND ALL
3
noun
source; origin; cause; beginning; genesis
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An additional お.こる less common words include 起 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 268 (originally: 250)  Joy o' Kanji : 250  Key to Kanji: 172 

Cascading kanji view

キ   おきる to wake up, to get up   おこる to happen   おこす to rouse   
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コ   キ   おのれ self   
ソウ   はし run   
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