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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 149 +9, 16 strokes, cangjie input 卜口田月 (YRWB), four-corner 06627)

  1. say, tell
  2. call, name
  3. be called

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1173, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35759
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1638, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3997, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+8B02

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping wai6, Yale wai6)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[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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