ChineseEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

放火

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

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (放火):
  • Japanese: 放火(ほうか) (hōka)
  • Korean: 방화 (放火, banghwa)
  • Vietnamese: phóng hoả (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

(ほう)() (hōka (historical kana はうくわ)

  1. arson, setting fire to something

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

(ほう)()する (hōka surusuru (stem (ほう)() (hōka shi), past (ほう)()した (hōka shita), historical kana はうくわする)

  1. to set fire to something

ConjugationEdit

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

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

放火 (banghwa) (hangeul 방화)

  1. Hanja form? of 방화 (arson).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

VerbEdit

放火

  1. Hán tự form of phóng hoả (to set fire).