霰 - Dong Chinese dictionary

sǎnxiàn

hail

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
雨 meaning component

  Meaning component

  

rain

散 sound component

  Sound component

sànsǎn

  

scatter

Evolution

霰 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
霰 Bronze script Late Warring States (~250 BC)

Bronze script

Late Warring States (~250 BC)
霰 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
霰 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

sǎn

hail, sleet

 

xiàn

graupel; snow pellet; soft hail

Most common words with 霰
Freq.
Word
Meaning

graupel

榴霰弹

shrapnel