ChineseEdit

 
former; original; primary
former; original; primary; raw; level; cause; source
begin
simp. and trad.
(原始)
alternative forms 元始
anagram 始原

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AdjectiveEdit

原始

  1. (attributive, of a source, document, etc.) original; first-hand
    原始記錄 / 原始记录  ―  yuánshǐ jìlù  ―  original record
  2. primitive
    原始  ―  yuánshǐrén  ―  primitive man
    原始社會 / 原始社会  ―  yuánshǐ shèhuì  ―  primitive society
  3. (linguistics) proto-
    原始漢藏語 / 原始汉藏语  ―  yuánshǐ hàncángyǔ  ―  Proto-Sino-Tibetan language

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NounEdit

原始

  1. (literary) beginning; outset; start

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: 2

Grade: 3

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(げん)() (genshi

  1. primal, primeval
  2. source (data etc.)

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

原始 (wonsi) (hangeul 원시)

  1. Hanja form? of 원시 (primal; primitive).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

AdjectiveEdit

原始

  1. Hán tự form of nguyên thủy (primitive).