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nemu(ru), nemu(ri)

meaning: sleep, sleepy

眠気 == nemuke  == (noun) sleepiness, drowsiness
不眠症 == fuminshou == (noun) sleeplessness, insomnia, wakefulness




Left radical is 'eye' (目). Right radical is 'people/populace' (民), which acts phonetically to express 'close'. To 'close the eye' is to sleep. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: ' Populace closes its eyes in sleep.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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