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元 means 'origin; original'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 223   JLPT: N4    Ring: 3    Set: 4    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 10    Beginner lesson: 19   Begins 125 words   Used in 385 words   Used in 2610 names   Component in 8 kanji (5 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ゲン   ガン
Kun
   もと origin
Name    ちか   はじめ   はる   ゆき   よし
⿱   two   legs  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 元 is used 21 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 元 is used 378 times, read 3 ways.
ゲン : 219 words FIND ALL
1. lively; full of spirit; energetic; vigorous; vital; spirited
2. healthy; well; fit; in good health
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5
1
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ガン : 11 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
first year (of a specific reign)
1
4
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もと : 148 words FIND ALL
noun
1. home area; home town
1
2
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Henshall: 117 (originally: 106)  Joy o' Kanji : 106  Key to Kanji: 284 

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ゲン   ガン   origin; original   もと origin   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
legs
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