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もと(moto) · · ·

元本素基 Kanji

  1. (n) origin; source

    I read the book up to page 80 yesterday.

  2. base; basis; foundation; root

    Although we may intend to judge a person on the basis of his or her personal qualities, they are not visible at first sight.

  3. cause

    I have a bottle of whiskey.

  4. ingredient; material
  5. (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location
  6. original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)
  7. (plant) root; (tree) trunk
  8. first section of a waka →Related words: 和歌
  9. (ctr) counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)
  10. (n) handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip

元 Kanji

  1. (n) (math) unknown (e.g. in an equation)
  2. (math) element (of a set)
  3. yuan (monetary unit of China)
  4. Yuan dynasty (China)
もと(moto) · ·

元旧故 Kanji

  1. (n, adj-no, n-adv, n-pref) former; ex-

    Because of its origins, Canadian English has features of both American and British English.

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