Kana: ゲン、ガン、もと
Romaji: gen, gan, moto

Name Readings

Kana: ちか、はじめ、はる、ゆき、よし
Romaji: chika, hajime, haru, yuki, yoshi


beginning, former time, origin

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  4
Radical Number:  7
Frequency:  192
Grade:  2
Skip Pattern:  2-1-3
Korean Reading:  weon
Chinese Reading:  yuan2
Unicode:  5143
JIS:  3835


Halpern Index: 1929
Nelson Index: 275
New Nelson Index: 343
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 0a4.5
Four Corner Index: 1021.1
Guide to Remembering Index: 106
Gakken Index: 328
Japanese Names Index: 60
Daikanwanjiten Index: 1340
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 1.0973
Remembering the kanji Index: 59
Busy People Index: 2.10
Kanji Way Index: 408
Kanji Flashcards Index: 121
Kodansha Compact Index: 141
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 117
Kanji in Context Index: 245
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1226
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1690
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 59
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 63
Essential Kanji Index: 106
Kodansha Kanji Index: 2428
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 3057
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 68
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 89


unknown (e.g. in an equation); element (of a set); yuan (monetary unit of China); Yuan dynasty (China)
origin; source; base; basis; foundation; root; cause; ingredient; material; (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location; original cost (or capital, principal, etc.); (plant) root; (tree) trunk; first section of a waka; counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry); handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip
地元 (じもと)
home area; home town; local
元々 (もともと)
originally; by nature; from the start
次元 (じげん)
dimension; perspective; point of reference; level (of something)
former; ex-
元年 (がんねん)
first year (of a specific reign)
紀元前 (きげんぜん)
pre-era; BC; BCE
元首 (げんしゅ)
ruler; sovereign
元気 (げんき)
lively; full of spirit; energetic; vigorous; vital; spirited; healthy; well; fit; in good health
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