業火

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ごう
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Buddhist term, imported into Japanese when Buddhism was introduced to Japan, some time during the Kofun, Asuka, and Nara periods.

From Middle Chinese compound 業火 (ngjæp xwaX, literally karmic fire). Compare modern Chinese traditional 業火 and simplified 业火 (yèhuǒ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

業火 (hiragana ごうか, romaji gōka, historical hiragana がふくわ)

  1. (Buddhism) hellfire

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  3. ^ 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

Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

業火

  1. (Buddhism) hellfire