滅 - Dong Chinese dictionary

miè

extinguish

Depicts water () being used to extinguish a fire (). is a sound component.

Components
氵 meaning component

  Meaning component

shuishuǐ

  

water

is a component form of .

戌 sound component

  Sound component

qu

  

11th terrestrial branch

The pronunciation of was similar to in old Chinese, but they no longer sound similar in modern Mandarin due to historical phonetic changes.

火 meaning component

  Meaning component

huǒ

  

fire

Evolution

滅 Bronze script Mid Spring and Autumn (~600 BC)

Bronze script

Mid Spring and Autumn (~600 BC)
滅 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
滅 Clerical script Spring and Autumn (771-476 BC)

Clerical script

Spring and Autumn (771-476 BC)
滅 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

() 

miè

extinguish; wipe out, exterminate; to extinguish or put out; to go out (of a fire etc); to exterminate or wipe out; to drown

Most common words with 滅
Freq.
Word
Meaning

to drown

消灭

to put an end to

毁灭

to perish

灭亡

to be destroyed

灭绝

to extinguish