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Noun
1. word root; word derivation; etymology
Wikipedia definition
2. EtymologyEtymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time. By an extension, the term "etymology (of a word)" means the origin of a particular word. For languages with a long written history, etymologists make use of texts in these languages and texts about the languages to gather knowledge about how words were used during earlier periods of their history and when they entered the languages in question.
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Other forms
語原 【ごげん】
Notes
語原: Irregular kanji usage.

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