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鎌 means 'sickle'

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Strokes : 18    Frequency: 1461   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 10    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 29 words   Used in 43 words   Used in 337 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   かま a sickle
On    レン   ケン
Name    かた   かね
You may not need to talk about sickles, but knowing 鎌 helps you discuss crescent-shaped things; the “hammer and sickle” flag; sickle-wielding weasels; certain weapons; and Kamakura, a city where armies once battled for control of Japan. Kamakura is also associated with a giant Buddha, pigeon-shaped cookies, a painful part of canine history, and a word for “emergency.”
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 鎌
⿰   gold   double  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 鎌 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 鎌 is used 36 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
かま : 30 words FIND ALL
noun
1. sickle
2. sickle-and-chain (weapon)  (see also: 鎖鎌; abbreviation)
(click the word to view an additional 4 meanings and 2 forms)
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かま (read as がま) : 6 words FIND ALL
noun
grass sickle  (see also: 草刈鎌; obscure term)
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 1980  Key to Kanji:

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かま a sickle   
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5
ケン   double   かねる to be unable to; to double up as   
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5
grain
キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
eight
オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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