Definition of 虜

  • captive
  • barbarian
  • low epithet for the enemy


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • リョ
  • とりこ
  • とりく

Popular Words With This Kanji

捕虜, ほりょ

prisoner (of war)

虜, 擒, 俘, とりこ

captive, prisoner, victim (of love, etc.), slave (to one's lust, etc.)

俘虜, ふりょ

captive, prisoner of war

虜囚, りょしゅう

captive, prisoner

傷病捕虜, しょうびょうほりょ

sick and wounded prisoners

被虜人, ひりょにん


墨黠虜, ぼくかつりょ

late Edo-period pejorative for Americans

捕虜交換, ほりょこうかん

prisoner exchange

捕虜収容所, ほりょしゅうようじょ

prison camp, concentration camp, prisoner of war camp, POW camp

俘虜収容所, ふりょしゅうようじょ

concentration camp

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