1. yuán noun source [of a river]; origin
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 源远流长 'source is distant and the flow is long' (CCI p. 23; Guoyu '源' n 1; Kroll 2015 '源' 1, p. 576; Unihan '源')
  2. yuán verb to follow to the source
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '源' 1b, p. 576)
  3. yuán noun root
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 根本 (Guoyu '源' n 2)
  4. yuán proper noun Yuan
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '源' n 3; Unihan '源')

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