虫 - Dong Chinese dictionary

chóng

bug, insect

Original meaning: 

viper

Pictograph of a snake.

Evolution

虫 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
虫 Bronze script Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)

Bronze script

Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)
虫 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

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chóng

worms; insects; lower form of animal life, including insects, insect larvae, worms and similar creatures; CL:|[tiáo],|[zhī]; person with a particular undesirable characteristic

Most common words with 虫
Freq.
Word
Meaning

CL:條|条[tiáo],隻|只[zhī]

虫子

insect

昆虫

insect

寄生虫

parasite (biology)

害虫

pest

Component uses

Meaning component in 197 characters

Sound component in 4 characters

Iconic component in 3 characters