小火

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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EtymologyEdit

From ("small") + ("fire")

or from (shō, "small," "little") + (ka, "fire")

NounEdit

小火 (hiragana ぼや, romaji boya)

小火 (hiragana しょうか, romaji shōka)

  1. small fire

Usage notesEdit

  • boya, although an unapproved reading of 小火, is used much more commonly than shōka
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