燹 (radical 86 火+14, 18 strokes, cangjie input 一人火 (MOF), four-corner 11809)
- wild fires
- KangXi: page 685, character 24
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19508
- Dae Jaweon: page 1098, character 13
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2242, character 23
- Unihan data for U+71F9
燹 (Yale sin2)
An ancient variant seen in eastern Japan uses the dialectical reading nu for 野.
- a wildfire
- 野火 (standard spelling)
Spelled using this kanji 燹 excludes the "controlled agricultural burn" sense found found under the 野火 spelling.
The soku changes to soke due to conjugation of the verb. Grammatically, the stem form (連用形 (ren'yōkei)) soki would be expected; soke may indicate either a sound shift over time from a previous soki conjugation, or that the verb in this compound was originally conjugated into the hypothetical form (仮定形 (kateikei)) soke.
Use of this kanji 燹 is rare, and is an example of jukujikun. The more common spelling is 火退.
燹 (hiragana ほそけ, romaji hosoke) (rare)
- a backburn: a controlled fire deliberately set in the path of a wildfire to create a firebreak by removing combustible material
- 火退 (rare)
- 逆焼 (rare)
- 野火 (rare)
The more common word for this is 向火, 向かい火 (むかいび, mukaibi)
- 向火, 向かい火 (むかいび, mukaibi)