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On-yomi
ゲン
gen
ガン
gan
Kun-yomi
もと
moto
Nanori
ちか
chika
はじめ
hajime
はる
haru
ゆき
yuki
よし
yoshi
Meaning beginning, former time, origin

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元気 げんき
genki
na-adjective noun health(y), robust, vigor, vigour, energy, vitality, vim, stamina, spirit, courage, pep
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もと
moto
noun no-adjective adverbial noun noun (prefix) former, ex-
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もと
moto
  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
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元日 がんじつ
ganjitsu
noun New Year's Day
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足元 あしもと
ashimoto
  1. noun no-adjective at one's feet, underfoot, one's step (as in "watch your step")
  2. noun gait, pace, step
  3. pronoun you, thou
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元々 もともと
motomoto
adverb no-adjective originally, by nature, from the start
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手元 てもと
temoto
  1. adverb at hand, on hand, nearby, close at hand
  2. noun way of moving one's arms, skill
  3. money at hand, pocket money
  4. grip, handle
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地元 じもと
jimoto
  1. noun home area, home town
  2. no-adjective local
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元素 げんそ
genso
noun no-adjective chemical element
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元首 げんしゅ
genshu
noun ruler, sovereign
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元年 がんねん
gannen
adverbial noun noun (temporal) first year (of a specific reign)
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元来 がんらい
ganrai
adverbial noun originally, primarily, essentially, logically, naturally
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紀元 きげん
kigen
  1. noun era
  2. AD (Christian era)
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根元 ねもと
nemoto
noun no-adjective root, source, origin, foundation, base, principle
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次元 じげん
jigen
  1. noun dimension
  2. perspective, point of reference, level (of something)
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身元 みもと
mimoto
noun person's identity, ID, past, background
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元号 げんごう
gengou
noun era name
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元旦 がんたん
gantan
  1. noun New Year's Day
  2. New Year's morning, morning of New Year's Day
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耳元 みみもと
mimimoto
noun close to the ear, into someone's ear
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還元 かんげん
kangen
  1. noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective chemistry term reduction, resolution, deoxidization, deoxidation
  2. restoration, return
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根元 こんげん
kongen
noun no-adjective root, source, origin, foundation, base, principle
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元日 がんにち
gannichi
noun New Year's Day
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元より もとより
motoyori
  1. adverb from the beginning, from the first, all along, originally
  2. of course
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お中元 おちゅうげん
ochuugen
noun Bon Festival gifts
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元祖 がんそ
ganso
noun no-adjective originator, founder, pioneer, inventor
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一元 いちげん
ichigen
noun no-adjective unitary
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家元 いえもと
iemoto
noun head of a school (of music, dance), head family of a school
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元帥 げんすい
gensui
noun (field) marshal, (fleet) admiral, general of the army
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元本 がんぽん
ganpon
noun principal (invest.), capital
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元禄 げんろく
genroku
noun Genroku era (1688.9.30-1704.3.13)
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復元 ふくげん
fukugen
noun auxillary suru verb restoration (to original state), reconstruction
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元凶 げんきょう
genkyou
  1. noun ringleader, main culprit
  2. main cause, source
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中元 ちゅうげん
chuugen
  1. noun 15th day of the 7th lunar month, (last day of) Bon lantern festival
  2. Bon Festival gifts
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元本 げんぽん
genpon
noun principal (invest.), capital
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元凶 がんきょう
gankyou
  1. noun ringleader, main culprit
  2. main cause, source
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一元化 いちげんか
ichigenka
noun auxillary suru verb unification, centralization, centralisation
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紀元前 きげんぜん
kigenzen
adverbial noun noun (temporal) pre-era, BC, BCE
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3次元 さんじげん
sanjigen
  1. noun three dimensions, three dimensional, 3D, 3-D
  2. noun no-adjective slang humerous real world, IRL (in real life)
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開発元 かいはつもと
kaihatsumoto
noun computer term developer, (software) development agency
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火元 ひもと
himoto
noun origin of a fire
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元手 もとで
motode
noun funds, capital, stock
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元利 がんり
ganri
noun principal and interest
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二元 にげん
nigen
noun no-adjective duality, binary (system)
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多元 たげん
tagen
noun no-adjective pluralism, diversity
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襟元 えりもと
erimoto
noun front of neck, collar
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元老 げんろう
genrou
  1. noun elder statesman, doyen, old-timer, authority
  2. Genro (member of a pre-WWII body that informally advised the emperor)
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親元 おやもと
oyamoto
noun one's parents' home, one's parents' roof, one's parents, one's home
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版元 はんもと
hanmoto
noun publisher
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窯元 かまもと
kamamoto
  1. noun pottery (i.e. the place)
  2. potter
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元金 がんきん
gankin
noun no-adjective capital, principal
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