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基 means 'foundation'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 404   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-1    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 166 words   Used in 360 words   Used in 908 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   キ
Kun
   もと foundation, basis   もとい cause
Kun    もとづ to be grounded on
Name    きい   とも
⿱   that   ground; earth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 基 is used 9 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 基 is used 355 times, read 4 ways.
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キ : 341 words FIND ALL
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foundation; basis; standard
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もと : 12 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 基く
'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be grounded on; to be based on; to be due to; to originate from
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もとい : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
1. cause
2. basis; foundation  (archaic)
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もとづ : 1 word FIND ALL
expression
based on; grounded on  (see also: 基づく)
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Henshall: 670 (originally: 641)  Joy o' Kanji : 641  Key to Kanji: 155 

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キ   もと foundation, basis   もとい cause   
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キ   それ    その that   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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