狐火

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Japanese[edit]

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Hyōgaiji Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (kitsune, fox) +‎ (hi, fire). The hi changes to bi due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kʲit͡sɯ̃ᵝne̞bi]

Noun[edit]

狐火 (hiragana きつねび, rōmaji kitsunebi)

  1. will o' the wisp, foxfire