炎 - Dong Chinese dictionary

yán

flame

Combination of two fires ().

Components
火 iconic component

  Iconic component

huǒ

  

fire

火 iconic component

  Iconic component

huǒ

  

fire

Evolution

炎 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
炎 Bronze script Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)

Bronze script

Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)
炎 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

yán

flame, blaze; hot; flame; inflammation; -itis

Most common words with 炎
Freq.
Word
Meaning

flame

肺炎

pneumonia

关节炎

arthritis

炎症

inflammation

肝炎

hepatitis

Component uses

Meaning component in 3 characters

Sound component in 12 characters