鉢 means 'bowl'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1677   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-28    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 58 words   Used in 163 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ハツ   ハチ
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Is a hibachi really what you think it is? If begging is illegal, why can priests carry begging bowls? Find out! See how skulls and an Iwo Jima mountain are figurative pots or bowls. Learn to talk about bumping into someone. And discover ways to say, "He formed the clay into a bowl," "The flowerpot crashed to the sidewalk and broke," and "This antique hibachi isn't actually used these days."
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Holding Space: Containers and Lids
缶 鉢 瓶 蓋
As all four kanji represent containers or lids, the essays abound in canning and bottling goods, whether jam or tuna, beer or shochu. Food preparation takes center stage, from grinding spices and kneading dough to cooking mushrooms in a teapot. Things heat up with hibachis, kettles, steam boilers, and the "cauldron of hell"! More unexpectedly, Buddhism keeps popping up, what with ritual vessels and mendicant priests who carry begging bowls. Body parts serve as metaphorical lids and pots. And with more figurative leaps we touch on opening the lid of one's mind and bottling youth.
Pottery Is Paramount
皿 陶 鉢 丼
In Japanese cuisine, beautiful presentations are paramount, beginning with the pottery. Essay 1650 explains the philosophy of such aesthetics, including the Zen idea that the transformation of clay into teacups is a religion itself. The other three essays provide vocabulary that distinguishes between vessels (dishes, bowls, and cups) of different sizes and depths. Those essays explore the terms donburi, hibachi (not what you might think!), suribachi, and hachimaki. Moreover, those sources show how, from a kanji perspective, the crowns of our heads are upside-down pots or flat dishes, also explaining how one might eat a "big serving of the head"!
⿰   gold   book  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 鉢 is used 3 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 鉢 is used 49 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ハチ (read as ばち) : 26 words FIND ALL
flowerpot; plant pot
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ハチ : 18 words FIND ALL
Most common form: はち
1. bowl; pot; basin
2. flowerpot
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ハツ : 4 words FIND ALL
1. mysteries of one's master's art
2. robes and a bowl (monk's key possessions auctioned off at his funeral); transmission of the dharma from master to disciple (in Zen)  (original meaning; Buddhist term)
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ハチ (read as ぱち) : 1 word FIND ALL
1. mendicant priest's begging bowl  (see also: 応器; Buddhist term)
2. iron helmet  (see also: 金鉢; archaic; this meaning is restricted to reading てっぱち)
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An additional 5 less common words include 鉢 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1705  Joy o' Kanji : 1705  Key to Kanji:

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ハツ   ハチ    bowl   
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キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
ホン   book   もと origin   
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モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
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