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メツ/METSU/    ほろ.びる/horo.biru/    ほろ.ぶ/horo.bu/    ほろ.ぼす/horo.bosu/METSU/メツ/    horo.biru/ほろ.びる/    horo.bu/ほろ.ぶ/    horo.bosu/ほろ.ぼす/

destroy;  ruin;  overthrow;  perish Frenchanéantir;  détruire;  ruiner;  renverser;  périr Portuguesedestruir;  arruinar;  extinguir;  golpe Spanishextinguirse;  apagarse;  estropearse;  ser destruido;  ser devastado;  estropear;  destruir;  devastar;  demoler

Radical: (water).   Strokes: 13画.   Elements: ノ火氵戈.   Pinyin: miè.   Hangul:  [myeol].

Jōyō Kanji High School.   JLPT N1.

Example compounds:
メツMETSUしめつshimetsu】extinction; annihilation; destruction
ふめつfumetsu】immortal; undying; indestructible
ほろびるhorobiruびるほろびるhorobiru】to be ruined; to go under; to perish; to be destroyed
ほろhorobuほろぶhorobu】to be ruined; to go under; to perish; to be destroyed
ほろぼすhorobosuぼすほろぼすhorobosu】to destroy; to overthrow; to wreck; to ruin
攻めぼすせめほろぼすsemehorobosu】to attack and overthrow; to utterly destroy
討ちぼすうちほろぼすuchihorobosu】to destroy
Codepoints and classification codes:
44-39JIS X 0208
3315.0Four Corner
359De Roo
Dictionary indices:
2660Classic Nelson
3279The New Nelson Character Dictionary by A. Nelson
660New Japanese-English Character Dictionary by J. Halpern
475Kanji Learner's Dictionary by J. Halpern
365Remembering the Kanji by J. Heisig
1387A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage (Gakken)
1228Essential Kanji by P.G. O'Neill
18008Daikanwajiten 「大漢和辞典」 by T. Morohashi vol. 7 p. 176
1848A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters by K.G. Henshall
1338Kanji & Kana by Spahn and Hadamitzky
1488Kanji Flashcards by M. Hodges and T. Okazaki
1642Tuttle Kanji Cards by A. Kask
1500Kanji in Context by Nishiguchi and Kono
1237Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
371Y. Maniette's French adaptation of Heisig


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