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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, composition)

  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

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (衛), Pronunciation (1/1)

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

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 于歲切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦiuᴇiH/ /i̯wɛiH/ /ɣiuɛiH/ /ɦʷiɛiH/ /ɦwiajH/ /ɣĭwɛiH/ /ɣiuæiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
wèi ‹ hjwejH › /*ɢʷat-s {*[ɢ]ʷ(r)a[t]-s}/ to guard

Compounds[edit]


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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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vệ, về)

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