血路

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Chinese[edit]

blood road; path; way
simp. and trad.
(血路)

Etymology[edit]

From (xiě, “blood”) + (, “route”)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

血路

  1. (archaic) an escape route carved out by charging through the enemy's line

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
けつ
Grade: 3

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "blood path". Originally a path that a bleeding, injured animal uses to escape.

Noun[edit]

血路 ‎(hiragana けつろ, romaji ketsuro)

  1. an escape path from surrounding enemies
  2. a way out from a difficult situation

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