本末

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Chinese[edit]

 
roots or stems of plants; origin; source
roots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; (a measure word)
end; final stage; latter part
simp. and trad.
(本末)

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Noun[edit]

本末

  1. (literally) root or trunk of a tree and the branches
  2. (figurative) the fundamental and the incidental
  3. (figurative) ins and outs; the whole story
    通鑑紀事本末 / 通鉴纪事本末  ―  “Tōngjiàn Jìshì Běnmò  ―  Historical Events of the Comprehensive Mirror in their Entirety

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  • (the fundamental and the incidental): 主次 (zhǔcì)
  • (ins and outs):
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