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留 means 'detain'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 768   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-18    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 31    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 61 words   Used in 204 words   Used in 1408 names   Component in 15 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   ル   リュウ
Kun
   める to detain   まる to stop
Kun    るうぶる   とどめる   とどまる
Name    とめ
  
Top element appears as 𠂎 in many fonts
Origin of hiragana る
⿱   hare   rice field  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 留 is used 11 times, read 4 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 留 is used 195 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
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リュウ : 101 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: りゅうがく
studying abroad (usu. at university level)
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ル : 18 words FIND ALL
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1. absence; being away from home
2. house-sitting; house-sitter
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める : 37 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to bring down (a bird); to kill
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める (read as ど) : 19 words FIND ALL
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noun
general delivery; counter collection; poste restante
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める (read as とめ) : 11 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: かきとめ
1. registered mail  (see also: 書留郵便; abbreviation)
2. registration (e.g. of mail); writing down; putting on record; recording; making a note of
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とどめる : 9 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 止まる
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to remain; to abide; to stay (in the one place)  (often written with kana only)
2. to be limited to; to be confined to  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 824 (originally: 805)  Joy o' Kanji : 805  Key to Kanji: 1065 

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ル   リュウ   とめる to detain   とまる to stop   
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hare   う sign of the hare   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
high-priced, lofty   
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side open box
seal
デン   た rice field   
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