鬼 means 'ogre'

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Strokes : 10    Radical number: 194    Frequency: 1057   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 5    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 77 words   Used in 127 words   Used in 609 names   Component in 14 kanji (5 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   おに ogre
The oni (鬼), the Japanese devil or demon, is elusive. It's hard to find images of this supernatural creature at temples or elsewhere in Japan. On the other hand, devils and demons work their way into our lives much more than we might realize. In Japanese, 鬼 references are pervasive. Find out when 鬼 is a term of endearment and when it's an insult. Learn about a folktale (in which Momotaro travels to Devil's Island) and the holiday called Setsubun. Finally, see how 鬼 functions as a radical or component in several Joyo kanji.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 鬼
See essay 1128 on 鬼 (devil; 'devil' radical) to find out how to bewitch (: 1839) someone's soul (: 1280) with the help of one feisty radical.
⿱   () stony rice field  ⿺   legs   () private  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 鬼 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 鬼 is used 116 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
キ : 51 words FIND ALL
vampire; bloodsucker
キ (read as ぎ) : 2 words FIND ALL
battledore; hagoita  (see also: 羽子板)
おに : 63 words FIND ALL
1. oni; ogre; demon
2. spirit of a deceased person  (see also: 亡魂)
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Henshall: 1128  Joy o' Kanji : 1128  Key to Kanji:

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キ   おに ogre   
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stony rice field
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デン   た rice field   
ム   private
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