1. 〔根本〕the root;〔本源〕the source
    • 根元にさかのぼって解決すべき問題だ
    • We must go back to the origin [root] of the problem for a solution.
    • 諸悪の根元を極めこれを絶つ
    • get to [at] the root [source] of every evil and stamp it out
  1. I〔植物などの基部〕the root
    • 木を根元から切り倒す
    • cut down a tree at the root [base]
    • 雑草を根元から抜いた
    • I pulled up the weeds by the root.
  1. II〔根本〕
    • 悪を根元から断つ
    • 《文》 eradicate the root [source] of evil/uproot evil