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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 38 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 竹木女 (HDV), four-corner 20404, composition)

  1. appoint, send, commission

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 259, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6181
  • Dae Jaweon: page 524, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1038, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+59D4

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (委), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 支
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 於爲切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiuᴇ/ /ʔwie̯/ /ʔiue/ /ʔʷiɛ/ /ʔwiə̆/ /ǐwe/ /ʔjuɛ/
Character (委), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 支
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 於詭切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiuᴇX/ /ʔwie̯X/ /ʔiueX/ /ʔʷiɛX/ /ʔwiə̆X/ /ǐweX/ /ʔjuɛX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
wēi ‹ 'jwe › /*q(r)oj/ 委蛇 compliant, complaisant
wěi ‹ 'jweX › /*q(r)ojʔ/ entrust to
wěi ‹ 'jweX › /*q(r)ojʔ/ collect; store
wěi ‹ 'jweX › /*q(r)orʔ/ bend; hang down

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
12901 3 /*qrol/ 小徐禾聲
12903 3 /*qrolʔ/

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(wi) (hangeul , revised wi, McCune-Reischauer wi, Yale wi)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ủy, uỷ, uế)

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