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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
火-order.gif
Stroke order
火-bw.png

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (when used as a bottom Chinese radical)

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形)

火 火 火 火
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 86 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 火 (F), four-corner 90800)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 665, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 18850
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1073, character 19
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2187, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+706B

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *mej.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (火), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 曉 (32)
Final: 戈
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 呼果切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/huɑX/ /xuɑX/ /xuɑX/ /huɑX/ /hwaX/ /xuɑX/ /xuɑX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
huǒ ‹ xwaX › /*qʷʰˁəjʔ {*[qʷʰ]ˁəjʔ}/ fire
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
5540 1 /*qʰʷaːlʔ/

Noun[edit]

  1. fire, flame
  2. anger, rage
  3. temper

Compounds[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (火):


Japanese[edit]

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Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. fire

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese. /hi2/: [pɨ] > [ɸɨ] > [ɸi] > [çi]. See apophonic form ho.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji hi)

  1. a fire; flames
  2. a light
  3. heat
Derived terms[edit]
Idioms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Japanese. /ho/: [po] > [ɸo] > [ho]. Found in compounds. See apophonic form hi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ho)

  1. a fire
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Japanese. Ancient dialect form in eastern Japan. Found in compounds.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji fu)

  1. a fire
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

火(か): fire in the Wu Xing system
火(か): Antares in the Scorpio constellation

From Middle Chinese .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ka, historical hiragana くゎ)

  1. fire
  2. one of the five classical elements in traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine: see the "Wu Xing" entry on Wikipedia
  3. under the old Ritsuryō system of ancient Japan, a military grouping, consisting of 10 soldiers: a squad
Idioms[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji Ka, historical hiragana くゎ)

  1. Tuesday
  2. Antares, in the constellation Scorpio
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1988, Kokugo Dai Jiten Dictionary, edition Revised edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Shogakukan:
  • 1997, Akira Matsumura editor, Digital Daijisen[1] (in Japanese), Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4099068625, retrieved on 2012-06-07:

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(hwa)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: hwa, McCune-Reischauer: hwa, Yale: hwa)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: bul, McCune-Reischauer: pul, Yale: pul)
  1. fire

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hwa) (hangeul )

  1. fire
  2. anger
  3. (as an abbreviation) Tuesday

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Tuesday): 화요일 (hwayoil, “Tuesday”)

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hoả, )

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