火災

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Chinese[edit]

fire disaster; calamity
trad. (火災)
simp. (火灾)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

火災

  1. fire (as a disaster); conflagration

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
さい
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

/kwasai//kasai/

From Middle Chinese compound 火災 ‎(xwaX tsoj). Compare modern Mandarin reading huǒzāi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

火災 ‎(hiragana かさい, romaji kasai, historical hiragana くわさい)

  1. fire, conflagration (as in a disaster)
  2. (Buddhism) one of the three major calamities that destroy the world

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 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