烛 - Dong Chinese dictionary

zhú

candle

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

Components
火 meaning component

  Meaning component

huǒ

  

fire

虫 sound component

  Sound component

chóng

  

bug, insect

Evolution

烛 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
烛 Traditional script Modern

Traditional script

Modern
烛 Simplified script Modern

Simplified script

Modern
Definitions

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zhú

candle, taper; to shine, illuminate; candle; (literary) to illuminate

Most common words with 烛
Freq.
Word
Meaning

蜡烛

candle

烛光

candle light

candle

烛台

candlestick

香烛

joss stick and candle