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阜 means 'hill'

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Strokes : 8    Radical number: 170    Frequency: 2075   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-40    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 2 words   Used in 6 words   Used in 66 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   フ
On    フウ
Name    おか
  
The origin of radicalwhich typically appears on the left.
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In Radical Note 163 on the 'right village' radical, we examined 阝 on the right side of a kanji. Here we look at it on the left, seeing how it almost always retains its etymological connection to 'hill.' That's true, for example, in (steep), (hinder), and (fall into).
⿱  𠂤 two mouths   ten  
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 () group   when appears on the right = group, when on the left = hill  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 阜 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 阜 is used 4 times, read 1 way.
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noun
Gifu (city)
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フ    hill   
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two mouths
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
stick   
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