noun, noun used as a suffix

  1. layer, stratum, seam, bed.
  2. class, stratum, bracket, group.
  3. Mathematics.sheaf.

counter

  1. counter for stories (of a building).

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
そう

Contained Kanji Breakdown

stratum, social class, layer
ソウ (6th, N2)
corpse, remains, flag radical (no. 44)
シ かたしろ (Kentei 1)
formerly, once, before
ソ ソウ かつ (11th)
to divide
rice field, rice paddy
た デン たん (1st, N4)
day, sun, Japan
ひ ニチ にっ (1st, N5)