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.
瓶 píng, bottle; vase; flask; jar
瓷 cí, porcelain; china
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