首 means 'neck'

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Strokes : 9    Radical number: 185    Frequency: 281   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-6    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 20    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 112 words   Used in 249 words   Used in 292 names   Component in 8 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   くび neck; head
Name    おびと   こべ   す
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⿱   () grass   self  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 首 is used 12 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 首 is used 203 times, read 2 ways.
シュ : 107 words FIND ALL
Prime Minister; Chancellor (Germany, Austria, etc.); Premier
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くび : 96 words FIND ALL
1. neck
2. head
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An additional 頭 less common words include 首 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 155 (originally: 139)  Joy o' Kanji : 139  Key to Kanji: 476 

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シュ   くび neck; head   
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ジ   シ   みずか self   
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