雷 means 'thunder'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1613   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-26    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 36 words   Used in 84 words   Used in 159 names   Component in 7 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   かみなり thunder
Kun    いかずち   いかづち
⿱   () rain   rice field  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 雷 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 雷 is used 79 times, read 2 ways.
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かみなり : 9 words FIND ALL
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1. lightning; thunder; thunderbolt
2. god of thunder; god of lightning  (this meaning is restricted to reading かみなり)
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An additional 5 less common words include 雷 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1888  Joy o' Kanji : 1888  Key to Kanji:

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ライ   かみなり thunder   
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フ   あめ rain   
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デン   た rice field   
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