I was trying to read a novel when I encountered this phrase:


I can't seem to understand it. The only thing I found out was that 冒頭 meant beginning, but it doesn't seem to make sense if I directly substitute it.


冒頭 means "beginning" so it is making a reference to whatever is written at the start of the text.
If it makes sense or not, it depends on the context.

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  • I would like to add that, as described separately in this dictionary entry, the word 冒頭 is often used especially for beginning of a text, including novels. – Faily Feely Nov 24 '16 at 5:27

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