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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
爲-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 87 +8, 12 strokes, cangjie input 月竹弓火 (BHNF)): representation of an elephant

  1. do, handle, govern, act (Lat. facere)
  2. be
  3. (archaic) elephant

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 689, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19686
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1102, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2033, character 21
  • Unihan data for U+7232

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation 1[edit]


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

Initial: 云 (35)
Final: 支
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 薳支切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦiuᴇ/ /wie̯/ /ɣiue/ /ɦʷiɛ/ /ɦwiə̆/ /ɣǐwe/ /ɣjuɛ/
Character (爲), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 云 (35)
Final: 支
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 于僞切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦiuᴇH/ /wie̯H/ /ɣiueH/ /ɦʷiɛH/ /ɦwiə̆H/ /ɣǐweH/ /ɣjuɛH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
12871 1 /*ɢʷal/ 俗爲字
12872 1 /*ɢʷal/
12880 1 /*ɢʷals/

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. because of; for; to

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

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Readings[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Non-Jōyō alternate for . Rarely used.


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vay, , , voi , vờ, vi, , vị)

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