票 - Dong Chinese dictionary

piào

slip of paper or bamboo

Original meaning: 

leaping flames

Phonosemantic compound. A remnant of represents the sound and represents the meaning. Based on the original meaning "leaping flames". The current meaning is a phonetic loan.

Components
要 sound,remnant component

  Sound Remnant component

yàoyāo

  

want

火 iconic component

  Iconic component

huǒ

  

fire

Evolution

票 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
票 Clerical script Qin dynasty (221-206 BC)

Clerical script

Qin dynasty (221-206 BC)
票 Seal script Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)

Seal script

Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)
票 Seal script Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)

Seal script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

piào

slip of paper or bamboo; ticket; ballot; banknote; CL:|[zhāng]; person held for ransom; amateur performance of Chinese opera; classifier for groups, batches, business transactions

Most common words with 票
Freq.
Word
Meaning

ticket

投票

to vote

股票

share certificate

支票

cheque

机票

air ticket

Component uses

Sound component in 20 characters