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See also: ゐ゙
Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai WI.svg
U+3090, ゐ
HIRAGANA LETTER WI

[U+308F]
Hiragana
[U+3091]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
1 stroke

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(romaji wi, alternative romaji i)

  1. (obsolete) The hiragana syllable (wi). Its equivalent in katakana is (wi). It is the forty-fifth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (wa-gyō i-dan, row wa, section i).
Usage notes[edit]

This is a rarely used hiragana.

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
3
[affix] entrust; leave to
[affix] cast aside; abandon
[affix] detailed
[affix] Short for 委員会 (iinkai, committee).
4
[affix] rank, place
[counter] rank, place
[counter] decimal place
[counter] ghosts
5
[counter] counter for the amount that can be encircled in one's arms, used as a rough measurement of circumference (roughly 1.5 meters)
[affix] surround; encircle; enclosure
[affix] circumference
6
[noun] stomach
[proper noun] (Chinese astronomy) Stomach Mansion (one of the Twenty-Eight Mansions)
[affix] stomach
6
[noun] something fallen, something lost or left behind
[affix] be left, remain
[affix] leave behind after one's death, bequeath
[affix] leave behind, forget
[affix] give, present
[affix] let leak
S
[noun] power; might; strength; authority
[affix] power; might; strength; authority; dignity; majesty
S
[noun] the twelfth string on a koto (Japanese zither)
[noun] a fingering method for playing the shakuhachi (Japanese flute)
[affix] do; perform; carry out
S
[affix] fear
[affix] respect
S
[interjection] polite particle used to respond to elders: yes
[affix] polite particle used to respond to elders: yes
S
[affix] a watchman or military officer in the ancient Chinese military
[affix] A military rank.
S
[affix] wither; droop
S
[noun] (literary) greatness
[adjective] (literary) great
[affix] great, excellent, magnificent, extraordinary
S
[affix] to sort and collect; collection, compilation, group
S
[affix] differ; vary
[affix] go against; run counter to; disobey
S
[affix] hold together; keep; maintain
[affix] what holds together; net, supportive
S
[affix] comfort; console
S
[noun] weft, woof
[noun] parallels of latitude
H
[noun] a curtain or hanging that covers all sides
[affix] hanging; curtain
H
[noun] the Chinese name of the 針鼠 (harinezumi, hedgehog)
(This term, , is a historical hiragana spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ゐ.)

Etymology 3[edit]

Native readings.

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
4
[noun] well (water source)
J
[proper noun] the Boar, the twelfth of the twelve Earthly Branches
5
[noun] being (in a place), sitting (in a place); a seat
J
[noun] a pig or wild boar
J
[noun] a dike or levee for containing water
(This term, , is a historical hiragana spelling of the above terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ゐ.)