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越 means 'surpass'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 554   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 27    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 30 words   Used in 177 words   Used in 2097 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   エツ
Kun
     える to surpass
On    オツ
Kun    -ご   -ご
Name    えち   えっ   お   こえ   こし   ごえ   ごし   ごや
If you want to outdistance others, beat them to the punch, defer work till later, move to Kawagoe, climb over a wall, cross a mountain, be promoted over your boss, or simply excel, you'll need 越. It's also useful for violating borders and walking all over people. Finally, 越 enables you to cross into a new year - if you've taken the proper measures to welcome the New Year's gods.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 越
⿺   run   warrior  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 越 is used 10 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 越 is used 164 times, read 3 ways (with 6 variations).
エツ : 43 words FIND ALL
supremacy; predominance; being superior to
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エツ (read as えっ) : 12 words FIND ALL
border transgression
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オツ : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
alms-giver; person who donates to a monk or a temple; dana-pati
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to cross over; to cross; to pass through; to pass over (out of)  (esp. 越える)
2. to exceed  (esp. 超える)
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(read as ご) : 33 words FIND ALL
noun (suffix)
1. across; over; beyond; through; crossing
2. throughout (a period of time); for
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(read as こし) : 5 words FIND ALL
Mitsukoshi (department store)
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ごえ: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
variety of sweet potato with red skin and sweet yellow flesh (product of the Kawagoe region)
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えち: 3 words. FIND ALL
noun
Echigo; old name for Niigata Prefecture
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ごし: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
over center field (centre)
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Henshall: 1021  Joy o' Kanji : 1021  Key to Kanji: 47 

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エツ   こ    こえる to surpass   
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ソウ   はし run   
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warrior   
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spear; javelin
hook
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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