See also: and

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
元-bw.png

EtymologyEdit

元 元 元 元
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Pictogram (象形) – a figure with two lines 二 for a head (one connected to body, one above it), emphasizing the head.

Han characterEdit

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

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

SynonymsEdit

  • (first):
  • (unit of currency):
  • (origin):
  • (head):

Derived charactersEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • (graphically similar)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: Template:Han KangXi link, 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

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping jyun4, Yale yun4)

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Jyutping jyun4)

  1. yuan, unit of currency of renminbi (RMB)

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 元高
  • 元三
  • 元始
  • 元手
  • 元鞘
  • 元職
  • 元栓
  • 元値
  • 元帳
  • 元締
  • 元入金
  • 元年
  • 元標
  • 元方
  • 元利
  • 元老
  • 元禄
  • 元寇
  • お手元, 御手元

NounEdit

(hiragana もと, romaji moto)

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

Alternative formsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • 元は
  • もとに
  • 元より
  • 元結い
  • 元通り
  • 元売り

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana はじめ, romaji Hajime)

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(won)
Eumhun:

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

MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

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

simpl. and trad.

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yuán)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) first; primary
  2. (Beginning Mandarin) basic; fundamental
  3. yuan, unit of currency of renminbi (RMB)

Proper nounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin Yuán)

  1. a Chinese surname
  2. the Yuan or Mongol dynasty

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-22.

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*ngiuæn)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nguyên)

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 07:09