放火

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

放火

  1. to set on fire, specifically to commit arson

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほう
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 放火 (pjangH xwaX, let loose” + “fire). Compare modern Chinese 放火 (fànghuǒ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. arson, setting fire to something

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

放火 + する (hiragana ほうかする, romaji hōka suru, historical hiragana はうくわする)

  1. to set fire to something

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  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 978-4-14-011112-3