エン, ほのお, ぬく

inflammation, flame, blaze

JLPT1 G7 S8 F1242

fire (doubled) as an abbreviated form of , fire (tripled) → consuming blaze that encompasses objects in flames → *flame*. The phonetic evidence suggests that is itself a variant of a non-attested character indicating a great fire that consumes. Compare .

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