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
  • 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.
その事務員過労がもと死んだ
The clerk died from overwork.
What is done cannot be undone.
昨日はその80ページまで読んだ
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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