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  • on reading:
  • サイ
  • kun reading:
  • わざわ
  • meaning(s):
  • disaster, calamity, woe, curse, evil
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いちびょうそくさい One who experiences an illness takes care of his health and lives to a ripe old age.
かさい conflagration; fire
かんとうだいしんさい Great Kanto earthquake of 1923
わざわい calamity; catastrophe
いする わざわいする to be the ruin of (a person)