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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai WI.png
U+3090, ゐ
HIRAGANA LETTER WI

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

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(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 notesEdit

This is a rarely used hiragana.

The following kanji once used this pronunciation, but this has been replaced by the pronunciation (i).

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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
4
[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
4
[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 the historical hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)
For a list of all kanji with historical on'yomi , not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with historical on reading ゐ.

Etymology 3Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
い【井】
[noun]well (water source)
[proper noun]A surname​.
(This term, , is a historical hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 4Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
い【亥】
[proper noun]the Boar, the twelfth of the twelve Earthly Branches
(This term, , is a historical hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 5Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
い【居】
[noun]being (in a place), sitting (in a place); a seat
(This term, , is a historical hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 6Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
い【猪】
[noun]a pig or wild boar
(This term, , is a historical hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 7Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
い【堰】
[noun]a dike or levee for containing water
(This term, , is a historical hiragana spelling of .)