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ChineseEdit

 
to release; to free; to let go; to put; to place; to let out
 
fire; angry; fierce; fiery; thriving
simp. and trad.
(放火)

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

放火

  1. to set on fire, specifically to commit arson
    Synonyms: 縱火纵火 (zònghuǒ)

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DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (放火):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ほう
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 放火 (MC pʉɐŋH huɑX, “let loose” + “fire”). Compare modern Chinese 放火 (fànghuǒ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

放火 (hiragana ほうか, rōmaji hōka, historical hiragana はうくわ)

  1. arson, setting fire to something

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

放火する (suru conjugation, hiragana ほうかする, rōmaji hōka suru, historical hiragana はうくわする)

  1. to set fire to something

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN