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Kanji in this term
きつね
Hyōgaiji
ひ > び
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (kitsune, fox) +‎ (hi, fire).[1][2] The hi changes to bi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

狐火 (hiragana きつねび, rōmaji kitsunebi)

  1. will o' the wisp, foxfire

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN