委蛇

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Chinese[edit]

snake; serpent
simp. and trad.
(委蛇)
variant forms

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/3
Initial () (34) (36)
Final () (14) (11)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () Chongniu III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʔˠiuᴇ/ /jiᴇ/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʔʷᵚiɛ/ /jiɛ/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiuɛ/ /jɛ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʔjwiə̆/ /jiə̆/
Li
Rong
/ʔjue/ /ie/
Wang
Li
/ǐwe/ /jǐe/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔwie̯/ /ie̯/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
wēi
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/4 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
wēi
Middle
Chinese
‹ ʔjwe › ‹ ye ›
Old
Chinese
/*q(r)oj/ /*laj/
English 委蛇 compliant, complaisant 委蛇 compliant, complacent

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
Reading # 1/2 3/3
No. 12901 12236
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
3 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*qrol/ /*lal/
Notes

Adjective[edit]

委蛇

  1. (literary, ideophonic) calm and contented; leisurely; graceful
  2. (literary, ideophonic) winding and continuous; wriggling; zigzagging; meandering
  3. (literary, ideophonic) winding one's way through; moving in a zigzag manner
  4. (literary, ideophonic) acceding; complying; complaisant

Derived terms[edit]