灾 - Dong Chinese dictionary

zāi

calamity

Depicts a fire () burning a building ().

Components
宀 meaning component

  Meaning component

mián

  

roof

火 meaning component

  Meaning component

huǒ

  

fire

Evolution

灾 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
灾 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
灾 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
灾 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

() 

zāi

calamity, disaster, catastrophe; disaster; calamity

() 

zāi

variant of |[zāi]

() 

zāi

old variant of |[zāi]

Most common words with 灾
Freq.
Word
Meaning

灾难

disaster

火灾

fire (that burns buildings etc)

disaster

灾害

calamity

救灾

to relieve disaster