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房 means 'room'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 630   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 19 words   Used in 117 words   Used in 642 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ボウ
Kun
   ふさ a tassle
Name    お   のぶ   わ
Because 房 has many disparate definitions, one can't immediately see how they connect. The key is to think of the small spaces you get by dividing a big space several ways. The heart divides into 4 chambers. An orange splits into equal sections. A prison has many small cells. The 房 kanji covers all these meanings and more, including associations with wives and sex.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 房
⿸   door   way  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 房 is used 10 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 房 is used 110 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ボウ : 91 words FIND ALL
cooling; air-conditioning  (opposite: 暖房)
4
3
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ふさ : 10 words FIND ALL
noun
bunch (of grapes); section (of an orange)  (see also: )
5
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ふさ (read as ぶさ) : 8 words FIND ALL
breast; nipple; udder
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5
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わ: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
Bostrycapulus gravispinosus (species of spiny slipper snail)  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 1809  Joy o' Kanji : 1809  Key to Kanji:

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ボウ   room   ふさ a tassle   
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5
コ   と door   
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4
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
corpse
ホウ   かた way, direction   
2
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