韋 means 'tanned leather'

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Strokes : 10    Radical number: 178    Frequency: 2380   Usefulness: 7    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 5 words   Used in 6 words   Used in 10 names   Component in 34 kanji (5 Jōyō)
Hyōgaiji (表外字)
Kun    そむ tanned leather radical (no. 178)
   韦 (Chinese)  
Upper component does exist as a kanji 𫝀 (-), but not visible on most systems.
Lower component is similar to both ヰ and but not exactly like either.
This character is actually derived from (oppose) (opposite) - which in turn is the origin of katakana ヰ - drawn above and below (box; enclosure).
Find out about the counterintuitive name of the radical in (Korea), as well as complex matters involving its shapes in various fonts and its stroke count.
⿳  𫝀 -   mouth   wheel around  
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1. Skanda (swift-footed guardian deity)  (Buddhist term)
2. great runner
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indigo-dyed leather  (see also: 藍革)
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leather cord
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Wei-To (temple guardian sometimes confused with Vajrapani)  (Buddhist term)
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repeated reading; close (careful) reading; careful perusal  (yojijukugo)
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イ    tanned leather   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ゴ   いつ-    いつ five   
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