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  • on reading:
  • ボウ
  • kun reading:
  • おか
  • meaning(s):
  • risk, face, defy, dare, damage, assume (a name)
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かんぼう cold
おかす to brave; to risk; to face; to venture; to desecrate; to profane
とく ぼうとく blasphemy; curse; profanity; sacrilege; desecration
ぼうけん risk; venture; adventure
ぼうけんか adventurer
ぼうけんしゃ adventurer
ぼうけんしょうせつ adventure story; novel of adventure
ぼうけんしん adventurous spirit
ぼうけんだん tale of adventure
ぼうとう beginning; start; outset
ぼうとうちんじゅつ opening statement
ぼうとく blasphemy; curse; profanity; sacrilege; desecration
りゅうこうせいかんぼう influenza; flu