基 means 'foundation'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 404   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 166 words   Used in 359 words   Used in 908 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   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 10 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 基 is used 355 times, read 4 ways.
キ : 341 words FIND ALL
foundation; basis; standard
もと : 12 words FIND ALL
1. origin; source  (usu. 元)
2. base; basis; foundation; root  (esp. 基)
(click the word to view an additional 8 meanings and 4 forms)
もとい : 1 word FIND ALL
1. cause
2. basis; foundation  (archaic)
もとづ : 1 word FIND ALL
based on; grounded on  (see also: 基づく)
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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