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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
位-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人卜廿 (OYT), four-corner 20218, composition)

  1. throne
  2. position, post
  3. rank, status
  4. seat
  5. measure word for persons

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 98, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 503
  • Dae Jaweon: page 206, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 138, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+4F4D

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

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

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 于愧切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
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Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦiuɪH/ /wiH/ /ɣuiH/ /ɦʷiH/ /ɦwiH/ /ɣwiH/ /ɣjuɪH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
wèi ‹ hwijH › /*[ɢ]ʷrəp-s (< *ɢʷəʔ-rəp-s ?)/ standing, position

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
7865 1 /*ɢʷrɯbs/

Noun[edit]

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Classifier[edit]

  1. classifier for persons

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

See also 位する

Counter[edit]

‎(hiragana , romaji -i)

  1. rank, place
    • である
      だいいちいである
      dai ichi-i de aru
      be ranked first
    • になる
      にいになる
      ni-i ni naru
      take second place
    • 10落ちる
      じゅういにおちる
      jū-i ni ochiru
      drop to tenth place
  2. decimal place
  3. ghosts

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana くらい, romaji kurai)

  1. grade, rank
    • 上がる [下す]
      くらいがあがる [くだす]
      kurai ga agaru [kudasu]
      rise [lower] in rank
    • 高い
      くらいのたかいひと
      kurai no takai hito
      a high-ranked person
  2. the throne, the crown
    • 譲る
      くらいをゆずる
      kurai o yuzuru
      abdicate the throne
    • つく
      くらいにつく
      kurai ni tsuku
      assume the throne
  3. (mathematics) place, position

Derived terms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

‎(hiragana くらい, romaji -kurai)

  1. seat, position, rank, grade

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 位牌 ‎(いはい, ihai)
  • 位負 ‎(くらいまけ, kuraimake)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vị, )

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Compounds[edit]

  • 形位 ‎(hình vị)

References[edit]