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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 144 +9, 15 strokes, cangjie input 竹人木手弓 (HODQN), four-corner 21227)

  1. guard, protect, defend

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1109, character 29
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 34073
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1574, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 845, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+885B

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping wai6, Yale wai6)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. defense
  2. protection

Readings[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana まもる, romaji Mamoru)

  1. A male given name

Synonyms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin wèi (wei4), Wade-Giles wei4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vệ, về)

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