ChineseEdit

 
roots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; (a measure word)
 
idea; meaning; wish; desire; (abbr.) Italy
simp. and trad.
(本意)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

本意

  1. one’s initial intention; original idea; true feelings; aspiration; purpose; goal
  2. signification
  3. etymon

SynonymsEdit

  • (initial intention):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ほん
Grade: 1

Grade: 3
on’yomi

NounEdit

本意 (ほんい) (hon'i)

  1. one's motives, intent