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堤 means 'embankment'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1865   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 6 words   Used in 20 words   Used in 388 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   テイ
Kun
   つつみ embankment
Embankments save lives and could even be why we have government! But they're so well integrated into landscapes that you could walk on an embankment and not know it. See why Japan has built these structures for millennia. (A folktale particularly brings the topic to life.) Also find out about embankment stew, tsutsumi dolls, 'super embankments,' and a "battleship seawall."
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 堤
⿰   ground; earth   just so  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 堤 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 堤 is used 19 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
テイ : 15 words FIND ALL
bank; weir; embankment; levee
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4
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テイ (read as でい) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
embankment made of earth; bank; levee  (see also: 土手; obscure term)
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つつみ : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
bank; embankment; dike
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Henshall: 1620  Joy o' Kanji : 1620  Key to Kanji:

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テイ   つつみ embankment   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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ゼ    just so, correctness, justice, right   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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ヒキ    roll / bolt of cloth   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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