Components

闇 means 'darkness'

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Strokes : 17    Frequency: 1197   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-16    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 50    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 44 words   Used in 68 words   Used in 34 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   やみ darkness
On    アン   オン
Kun    くら
⿵   gate   sound  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 闇 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 闇 is used 67 times, read 3 ways.
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アン : 12 words FIND ALL
noun
1. dark hole
2. idiot; fool
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やみ : 53 words FIND ALL
2
Most common form: ヤミ
1. darkness; the dark; dark
2. bewilderment; despair; hopelessness
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くら : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
1. prostitute  (see also: 暗者女)
2. imposter; fraudster; trickster
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2121  Key to Kanji:

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やみ darkness   
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モン   かど gate   
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オン   イン   sound   おと    ね    
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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