放火

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Chinese[edit]

 
to release; to free; to let go; to put; to place; to let out
 
fire; angry; fierce; fiery; thriving
simp. and trad.
(放火)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

放火

  1. to set on fire, specifically to commit arson

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (放火):

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほう
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 放火 (MC pʉɐŋH huɑX, “let loose” + “fire”). Compare modern Chinese 放火.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. to set fire to something

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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