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余 means 'surplus' or 'left over' or 'extra'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 658   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-16    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 29    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 125 words   Used in 181 words   Used in 355 names   Component in 26 kanji (6 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ヨ
Kun
   あま to leave over   あま to be left over
Kun    あま   あんま
Name    あまる
  
⿱  𠆢 () man  ⿻   from   () katakana 'ha'; eight  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 余 is used 8 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 余 is used 163 times, read 2 ways.
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noun
1. surplus; margin; leeway; room; time; allowance; flexibility; scope; rope
2. composure; placidity; complacency; calm
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to remain; to be left over; to be in excess; to be too many  (see also: 余り)
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Henshall: 820 (originally: 800)  Joy o' Kanji : 800  Key to Kanji: 1032 

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ヨ   surplus; left over; extra   あま to leave over   あま to be left over   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ウ    from   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
hook
katakana 'ha'; eight
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