復讐

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 復仇 (“to revenge; to avenge”).
(This term, 復讐, is a variant form of 復仇.)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ふく
Grade: 5
しゅう
Hyōgaiji
kan’on

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 復讎 (bjuwk dzyuw, literally return + rivalry). Compare Mandarin 復仇 (fùchóu), Cantonese 復仇 (fuk6 sau4), Min Nan 復仇 (ho̍k-siû), Korean 복수 (boksu), Vietnamese phục thù.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(ふく)(しゅう) (fukushūふくしう (fukusiu)?

  1. revenge; vengeance
    復讐(ふくしゅう)()たす
    fukushū o hatasu
    to exact revenge
    • 1995 June 1 [Apr 17 1993], Kanari, Yōzaburō; Satō, Fumiya, “オペラ()(かん)(さつ)(じん)()(けん) [The Opera House Murder Case ⑥]”, in (きん)()(いち)(しょう)(ねん)()(けん)簿() [The Kindaichi Case Files], volume 2 (fiction), 14th edition, Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN:
      (ふく)(しゅう)』という()(ごく)(ほのお)()()いていたのは(おれ)(ほう)だったんだよ (おれ)(みにく)()(がお)()(めん)(かく)して()きている『怪人(ファントム)』そのものだったんだ‥‥‼
      Fukushū” to iu jigoku no honō ni mi o yaite ita no wa ore no hō dattan da yo Ore wa minikui sugao o kamen de kaku shite ikite iru “Fantomu” sono mono dattan da‥‥‼
      I’ve been burning myself in this hellfire called “revenge” all my life. Hiding my true, ugly face behind a mask in the process. I really became the “Phantom”‥‥‼

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Verb[edit]

(ふく)(しゅう)する (fukushū suruふくしう (fukusiu)? suru (stem (ふく)(しゅう) (fukushū shi), past (ふく)(しゅう)した (fukushū shita))

  1. to take revenge

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN