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Stroke Count
4 Strokes
Radical
儿 + 2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. beginning, former time, origin
Readings
Kun'yomi: もと、はじめ。
On'yomi: ゴン。(Go-on Reading)
ゲン。(Kan-on Reading)
ガン。(Tou-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 元

Dictionary Entries for 元

moto
noun
  1. origin; source
  2. base; foundation
  3. cause
  4. ingredient
  5. (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location
  6. original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)
  7. trunk
  8. first section of a waka
  9. counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)
gen
noun
  1. unknown (e.g. in an equation)
  2. element (of a set)
  3. yuan (monetary unit of China)
  4. Yuan dynasty (China)
moto
noun, no adjective, adverbial noun, noun, used as a prefix
  1. former; ex-

Stroke Order Diagrams for 元

Construction of Character for 元

Radicals and parts present in 元
Radical legs radical (no. 10) Kanji Details »
Part two, two radical (no.2) Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 元
  1. 象形。頭を強調した人体を象る。

Kanji related to 元

  • 寿

    稿

Meanings in Other Languages for 元

French
  1. commencement, origine, ancien temps
Portuguese
  1. começo, tempo anterior, origem
Spanish
  1. comienzo, principio, origen, jefe

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