Definition of 元,本,素,基,もと

noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • origin
  • source
  • base
  • basis
  • foundation
  • root
  • cause
  • ingredient
  • material
  • (somebody's) side
  • (somebody's) location
  • original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)
  • (plant) root
  • (tree) trunk
  • first section of a waka
  • counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.)
  • grip

Examples of 元,本,素,基,もと in a Sentence

I have a bottle of whiskey.
The clerk died from overwork.
What is done cannot be undone.
I read the book up to page 80 yesterday.
Although we may intend to judge a person on the basis of his or her personal qualities, they are not visible at first sight.

Related Kanji

beginning, former time, origin
book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
elementary, principle, naked, uncovered
fundamentals, radical (chem), counter for machines, foundation

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