Component earthenware 瓦

Component earthenware 瓦

瓦, a pictographic character of earthenware, can serve as semantic component to form characters. Characters formed by the semantic component earthenware 瓦 expresses meanings related to earthenwares, pottery production workers, surname which is an extended meaning, etc. It also can act as phonetic component to form characters. 


In modern Chinese 瓦 can mean: 1.a roof tile 2.earthenware 3.[Electrics] a watt.

Characters formed by the semantic component earthenware 瓦

瓦 can be used as both a phonetic and semantic component. When 瓦 serves as semantic component, it expresses meanings related to earthenware, e.g. earthenwares, pottery production workers, surname which is an extended meaning, etc.

Examples:

瓶 píng, bottle; vase; flask; jar

瓷 cí, porcelain; china

甄 zhēn, a rotary wheel for the manufacture of pottery; to examine, discern; to grade; a surname

瓬 fǎng, ancient pottery production workers; bottles.

瓯 ōu, bowl, cup; small tray  

瓮 wèng, earthen jar; jar for ashes  

Characters formed by the phonetic component earthenware 瓦

佤 wǎ, China’s ethnic minorities, mainly distributed in Yunnan Province

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