炷 - Dong Chinese dictionary

zhù

candle wick

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound. Originally written as , a pictograph of a torch.

Components
火 meaning component

  Meaning component

huǒ

  

fire

主 sound component

  Sound component

zhǔ

  

master

Evolution

炷 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

zhù

candle wick, lamp wick; stick of incense; wick of an oil lamp; to burn (incense etc); classifier for lit incense sticks