灭 - Dong Chinese dictionary

miè

extinguish

Simplified form of . Depicts water () being used to extinguish a fire (). is a sound component. The traditional component was removed for simplification.

Components
氵 deleted component

  Deleted component

shuishuǐ

  

water

is a component form of . The traditional component was removed for simplification.

一 simplified component

  Simplified component

  

one

Shorthand for the component in the traditional character . 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

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

Bronze script

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

Seal script

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

Clerical script

Spring and Autumn (771-476 BC)
灭 Traditional script Modern

Traditional script

Modern
灭 Simplified script Modern

Simplified 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 灭
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

Component uses

Meaning component in 1 character

Sound component in 1 character