眠 means 'sleep'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 871   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 8    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 32    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 25 words   Used in 98 words   Used in 38 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ねむ to sleep   ねむ sleepy
Find out about famous sleepers in literature. See what it means when "even plants are sleeping." Learn terms for sound and disturbed sleep, insomnia, drowsiness, and dozing. On the figurative side, find out how 眠 connects to unused bank accounts, hypnosis, silkworms, and death. Also learn to say, "I’m a light sleeper," "I wish I had enough time to sleep," and "Sleep is better than medicine."
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 眠
⿰   eye   people  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 眠 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 眠 is used 92 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ミン : 61 words FIND ALL
ねむ : 30 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to sleep (not necessarily lying down)  (see also: 寝る)
2. to die
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ねむ (read as ねむり) : 1 word FIND ALL
whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus, species of Indo-Pacific requiem shark)  (see also: ホワイトチップリーフシャーク; often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 1842  Joy o' Kanji : 1842  Key to Kanji: 994 

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ミン   ねむ to sleep   ねむ sleepy   
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ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
ミン   たみ people   
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