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遡 means 'go upstream'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 2462   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 21    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 10 words   Used in 2 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ソ
Kun
   さかのぼ to go upstream, to retrace the past
On    サク
Learn to say that a temple dates back to the 9th century and that a conflict goes back to childhood. Find out how the Japanese say that they've hiked toward the source of a river or sailed up the Sumida. (The verb changes on the return trip!) See how the Japanese have been pioneers in time travel. Also become versed in the habits of salmon and the way their lives end in a noble but tragic way.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 遡
⿺   () move   first day of the month  
 model   grass sprout  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 遡 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 遡 is used 10 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
ソ : 7 words FIND ALL
going upstream; retroact; retrospect
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サク : 1 word FIND ALL
returning to the origin; going back to the beginning; retracing
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サク (read as さっ) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
anadromous fish (fish that migrates upstream, e.g. salmon)  (see also: 降河魚)
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さかのぼ : 1 word FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to go upstream  (often written with kana only)
2. to go back (in time, to origin); to date back to; to trace back to; to make retroactive  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2051  Key to Kanji:

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ソ   さかのぼ to go upstream, to retrace the past   
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ついたち first day of the month   
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ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
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grass sprout
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grass   
sprout (ie, new shoot of a plant)   
move
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