帝 means 'sovereign'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 933   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-8    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 41 words   Used in 91 words   Used in 139 names   Component in 15 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    みかど sovereign, the emperor, god, creator
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Find out why some people call Japan にっぽん, how the mikado kept himself busy centuries ago when he had no power, and how to address the emperor properly if you ever meet! The essay also examines how the old Empire of Japan has influenced the country today, from traces of imperial words in the contemporary language to Japanese feelings about what happened in the past.
⿱   stand  ⿵   cover; covered   turban; cloth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 帝 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 帝 is used 86 times, read 2 ways.
テイ : 83 words FIND ALL
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1. empire
2. imperial
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みかど : 3 words FIND ALL
1. emperor (of Japan); mikado
2. (the gates of an) imperial residence  (honorific)
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An additional 帯 less common words include 帝 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1616  Joy o' Kanji : 1616  Key to Kanji:

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テイ    sovereign   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
cover; covered   
キン   turban; cloth
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