Today’s #kanji is 原, which is listed its phonetic element of #がんだれ（厂）. 原 used to be written as 厡 and 泉 (spring) is its semantic element. 原 is the original form of 源.
Meaning: origin, field
原因（ゲンイン）: a cause, an factor, a motive
原作（ゲンサク）: the original work
原則（ゲンソク）: a (governing) principle, a fundamental rule
原本（ゲンポン）: the original copy, the script
原理（ゲンリ）: a principle, a theory, a fundamental truth
高原（コウゲン）: a high plain, plateau, a highland
病原（ビョウゲン）: the cause of a disease, a pathogen
原（はら）っぱ: an open field, an empty lot
野原（のはら）: a field, the plains, a prairie
川原/河原（かわら）:a dry riverbed, a river beach
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