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Meaning of 元

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Pinyin: yuán
English Definition: currency unit (esp. Chinese yuan); first; original; primary; fundamental; constituent; part; era (of a reign); meta- (prefix); (math.) argument; variable; (Tw) (geology) eon
Chinese Definition:
①头、首、始、大:元凶。元首。元旦。元年。元勋。元帅。状元(科举考试第一名)。
②基本:单元。元件。元气(精气,根本)。元素。元音。
③同“圆”。
④未知数:一元二次方程。
⑤中国朝代名:元代。元曲。
⑥姓氏。
⑦古同“玄”,清代避康熙皇帝(玄烨)名讳,以“元”代“玄”。

Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Pictographic: A man with two lines emphasizing their head
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Example Words:
公元 [ gōng yuán ]: CE (Common Era); Christian Era; AD (Anno Domini)
单元 [ dān yuán ]: unit (forming an entity); element; (in a residential building) entrance or staircase
元旦 [ yuán dàn ]: New Year's Day
元素 [ yuán ]: element; element of a set; chemical element
元宵节 [ yuán xiāo jié ]: Lantern Festival, the final event of the Spring Festival 春节 , on 15th of first month of the lunar calendar
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