呂 means 'spine' or 'ロ sound'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1207   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-14    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 4 words   Used in 76 words   Used in 906 names   Component in 12 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   リョ   ロ
Kun    せぼね spine, backbone
Name    とも   なが
呂 is the source of both hiragana ろ and katakana ロ. It is no longer used in any words that retain its original meaning of 'spine'.
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⿳   mouth   stick   mouth  
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 (𠂤) two mouths  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 呂 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 呂 is used 68 times, read 2 ways.
ロ : 62 words FIND ALL
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1. bath; bathtub  (see also: お風呂)
2. bathroom; bathhouse
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リョ : 6 words FIND ALL
1. bass range (in Japanese music)  (see also: ; abbreviation)
2. six even-numbered notes of the ancient chromatic scale  (see also: 十二律, )
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リョ   ロ    spine   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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