畳 means 'fold'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1309   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 51    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 34 words   Used in 67 words   Used in 51 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   たた to fold up   たたみ tatami
On    チョウ
Kun    かさなる
Lower two components exist as a rare kanji,
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This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 畳
⿱   rice field  ⿵   cover; covered   and another  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 畳 is used 8 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 畳 is used 63 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
ジョウ : 17 words FIND ALL
1. counter for tatami mats
2. measure of room size (in mat units)
たたみ : 18 words FIND ALL
tatami mat; Japanese straw floor coverings
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たた : 21 words FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to fold (clothes, umbrella)  (often written with kana only)
2. to close (a shop, business)  (often written with kana only)
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たたみ (read as だたみ) : 7 words FIND ALL
new mat
Henshall: 1419  Joy o' Kanji : 1419  Key to Kanji:

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ジョウ   たた to fold up   たたみ tatami   
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and another, moreover   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
デン   た rice field   
cover; covered   
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