燃 - Dong Chinese dictionary

rán

burn

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
火 meaning component

  Meaning component

huǒ

  

fire

然 sound component

  Sound component

rán

  

yes

Evolution

燃 Bronze script Early Spring and Autumn (~700 BC)

Bronze script

Early Spring and Autumn (~700 BC)
燃 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

rán

burn; light fire, ignite; to burn; to ignite; to light; fig. to spark off (hopes); to start (debate); to raise (hopes)

Most common words with 燃
Freq.
Word
Meaning

燃烧

to ignite

燃料

fuel

点燃

to ignite

to burn

燃油

fuel oil