火口

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
こう
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Compound of (ka, fire) +‎ (, hole).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()(こう) (kakōくわこう (kwakou)?

  1. (volcanology) a crater
  2. the firedoor of a boiler
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
くち > ぐち
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Compound of (hi, fire) +‎ (kuchi, hole). The kuchi changes to guchi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()(ぐち) (higuchi

  1. the origin of a fire
  2. an opening for ignition
  3. the nozzle of a welder, etc
  4. the opening through which the fire enters the barrel in a hinawajū
  5. (volcanology) a crater
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Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
くち
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Compound of (ho, fire) +‎ (kuchi, hole).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()(くち) (hokuchi

  1. tinder
  2. a place for setting a fire
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN