辺 means 'surroundings'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 606   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-4    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 39    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 21 words   Used in 148 words   Used in 1243 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   あた   -べ surroundings, environs
Kun    ほと
Name    なべ
边 (Chinese)        
⿺   () move   sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 辺 is used 5 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 辺 is used 135 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
ヘン : 86 words FIND ALL
1. circumference; outskirts; environs; around; in the area of; in the vicinity of
2. (computer) peripheral  (computer terminology)
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ヘン (read as ぺん) : 13 words FIND ALL
neighbourhood; neighborhood; vicinity
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-べ (read as べ) : 23 words FIND ALL
0 3
beach; foreshore
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あた : 11 words FIND ALL
Most common form: あたり
1. on the bank of; by the side of (e.g. a river, pond)  (esp. ほとり; often written with kana only)
2. (in the) neighbourhood; neighborhood; vicinity; nearby
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ほと (read as ほとり) : 1 word FIND ALL
corner; remote country place
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なべ: 1 word. FIND ALL
Former Watanabe Faction (of the LDP)
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An additional 臱 less common words include 辺 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 608 (originally: 580)  Joy o' Kanji : 580  Key to Kanji: 948 

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ヘン   あた    -べ surroundings, environs   
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トウ   かたな sword   
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