本義

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Chinese[edit]

 
roots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; (a measure word)
justice; righteousness; meaning
trad. (本義)
simp. (本义)

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Noun[edit]

本義

  1. (linguistics) original meaning

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほん
Grade: 1

Grade: 5
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

本義 (hiragana ほんぎ, rōmaji hongi)

  1. true meaning; underlying principle