炮 - Dong Chinese dictionary

pàobāopáo

large gun

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound. Simplified form of .

Components
火 meaning component

  Meaning component

huǒ

  

fire

包 sound component

  Sound component

bāo

  

wrap

Evolution

炮 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
炮 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

pào

large gun, cannon; artillery; cannon; CL:[zuò]; firecracker

 

bāo

to sauté; to fry; to dry by heating

 

páo

to prepare herbal medicine by roasting or parching (in a pan)

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pào

variant of [pào]

Most common words with 炮
Freq.
Word
Meaning

cannon

炮弹

artillery shell

大炮

big gun

鞭炮

firecrackers

迫击炮

mortar (weapon)