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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
韋-oracle.svg 韋-bronze.svg 韋-bigseal.svg 韋-seal.svg

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ɢʷɯl):  +  – footsteps around an enclosure.

Han character[edit]

(radical 178 +0, 9 strokes, cangjie input 木一口手 (DMRQ), four-corner 40506)

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • (in Japanese compound characters such as 囲)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1393, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 43108
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1908, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4503, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+97CB

Chinese[edit]

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simp.
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Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (35)
Final: (21)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Closed
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: wéi
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɦʉi/ /ɦʷɨi/ /ɣiuəi/ /ɦuj/ /ɣiuəi/ /ɣĭwəi/ /we̯i/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
wéi ‹ hjwɨj › /*[ɢ]ʷə[j]/ leather
wéi ‹ hjwɨj › /*[ɢ]ʷə[j]/ go against

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
12817 2 /*ɢʷɯl/

Noun[edit]

  1. tanned leather

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​.

Symbol[edit]

  1. Kangxi radical 178, "tanned leather"

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

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