炭 - Dong Chinese dictionary

tàn

charcoal

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
灰 meaning component

  Meaning component

huī

  

ashes

山 sound component

  Sound component

shān

  

mountain

Evolution

炭 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
炭 Clerical script Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)

Clerical script

Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)
炭 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

tàn

charcoal; coal; carbon; wood charcoal

Most common words with 炭
Freq.
Word
Meaning

煤炭

coal

coal

炭疽

anthrax

焦炭

coke (processed coal used in blast furnace)

泥炭

peat

Component uses

Meaning component in 1 character

Sound component in 1 character