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Translingual[edit]

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]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Yale wai6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

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