Meaning

Primary

To Bury

Alternative

To Inter

Word Type

transitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means burial, so the verb version would be to bury or to inter.

Reading

ほうむる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

We're going to bury you, so this is your new home (ほうむ) now, friend.

Context

Context Sentences

その事件の真相が闇に葬られるのではないかと心配しています。

I’m worried that the truth of the incident might be buried.

Kanji Composition