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Components

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 35 kanji (5 Jōyō)
Hyōgaiji (表外字)
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Kun    そむ tanned leather radical (no. 178)
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 (opposite) - which in turn is the origin of katakana ヰ - drawn above and below .
⿳  𫝀 -   mouth   wheel around  
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noun
1. Skanda (swift-footed guardian deity)  (Buddhist term)
2. great runner
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noun
indigo-dyed leather  (see also: 藍革)
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noun
leather cord
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noun
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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wheel around   うぃ katakana 'wi' (nearly obsolete)   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ゴ   いつ-    いつ five   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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