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Han character

(radical 10 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 一一山 (MMU), four-corner 10211)

  1. first
  2. unit of currency (substitution of )
  3. origin
  4. head

References

  • KangXi: page 123, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1340
  • Dae Jaweon: page 258, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 264, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+5143

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale yun4)


Japanese

Kanji

(grade 2 kanji)

Readings

Compounds

Noun

(hiragana もと, romaji moto)

  1. cause, origin
  2. basis, foundation
  3. cost
    • 元がとれる
      もとがとれる
      moto ga toreru
      to be able to cover the cost
  4. (finance) capital
  5. principal

Alternative forms

Derived terms


Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): 원 (revised: won, McCune-Reischauer: wŏn)
  • Name (hangeul): 으뜸()

Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin ruì (rui4), yuán (yuan2), yuè (yue4), Wade-Giles jui4, yüan2, yüeh4)

simpl. and trad.

Noun

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yuán)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) first; primary
  2. (Beginning Mandarin) basic; fundamental

Compounds


Middle Chinese

Han character

(*ngiuæn)


Vietnamese

Han character

(nguyên)

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