ホン, もと, まと, ごう

book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things

JLPT5 G1 S5 F10

tree/wood + a horizontal line# (compare that in ) indicating the *base*/*root* of the trunk → *origin*; *originally*; *true*; *one's own*; *capital*; *counter* (for cylindrical objects) → *book* (← counter for scrolls ← counter for cylindrical objects).

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