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English Reference for moto (もと)

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  1. noun origin, source
  2. base, basis, foundation, root
  3. cause
  4. ingredient, material
  5. (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location
  6. original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)
  7. (plant) root, (tree) trunk
  8. first section of a waka
  9. counter counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)
  10. noun handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
Example sentences
When you're done with the book, put it back where you found it
Even if we do this, it will be another sixty years before the Antarctic ozone hole is repaired
Their trouble stems from a trifling matter
Place this book back where it was
My friend died from a wound
Racial problems are often the cause of social unrest
Sunlight and water are agents that make plants grow
He dumped the papers back into the drawer
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