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侶 means 'companion'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 2225   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-43    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 1 word   Used in 6 words   Used in 17 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   リョ
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Kun    とも companion, follower
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Adults who are determined to be together for life, soulmates who reconnect with each reincarnation, pets who are steadfast companions—侶 brings us all that love, as well as the loss of love when death separates life partners. Find out how priests fit into the picture, see how one priest wants temples to be entertainment centers, and learn to say “sexual abstinence” and “secular burial.”
⿰   () man   spine; ロ sound  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 侶 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 侶 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
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リョ : 4 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: そうりょ
priest; monk  (Buddhist term)
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とも : 1 word FIND ALL
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Most common form: とも
companion; follower; attendant; retinue  (see also: お供)
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An additional 1 less common words include 侶 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2133  Key to Kanji:

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リョ    companion   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
リョ   ロ    spine   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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