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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

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 character[edit]

(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

Synonyms[edit]

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

Derived characters[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • (graphically similar)

References[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jyun4, Yale yun4)

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Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Jyutping jyun4)

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

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(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 forms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana はじめ, romaji Hajime)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(won)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: won, McCune-Reischauer: wŏn)
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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

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

simpl. and trad.

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yuán)

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

Proper noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin Yuán)

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

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

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

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*ngiuæn)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nguyên, nguyễn)

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