See also:
U+5049, 偉
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5049

[U+5048]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+504A]

Translingual

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Japanese
Simplified
Traditional

Alternative forms

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In Japanese kanji, the bottom component of is written with four strokes. In Traditional Chinese, the bottom component is written with three strokes.

Han character

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(Kangxi radical 9, +9 in Chinese, 人+10 in Japanese, 11 strokes in Chinese, 12 strokes in Japanese, cangjie input 人木一手 (ODMQ), four-corner 24256, composition )

Derived characters

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References

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  • Kangxi Dictionary: page 110, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 837
  • Dae Jaweon: page 234, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 198, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5049

Chinese

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Glyph origin

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Historical forms of the character
Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
   


References:

Mostly from Richard Sears' Chinese Etymology site (authorisation),
which in turn draws data from various collections of ancient forms of Chinese characters, including:

  • Shuowen Jiezi (small seal),
  • Jinwen Bian (bronze inscriptions),
  • Liushutong (Liushutong characters) and
  • Yinxu Jiaguwen Bian (oracle bone script).

Phono-semantic compound (形聲形声, OC *ɢʷɯlʔ) : semantic + phonetic (OC *ɢʷɯl).

Pronunciation

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Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (35)
Final () (21)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () III
Fanqie
Baxter hjw+jX
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɦʉiX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɦʷɨiX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɣiuəiX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɦujX/
Li
Rong
/ɣiuəiX/
Wang
Li
/ɣĭwəiX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/we̯iX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
wěi
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
wai5
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 12825
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɢʷɯlʔ/

Definitions

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  1. extraordinary; magnificent; great; robust

Antonyms

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Compounds

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Japanese

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Shinjitai  
Kyūjitai
[1]

偉󠄃
+󠄃?
(Hanyo-Denshi)
(Moji_Joho)
 
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Kanji

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(Jōyō kanji)

  1. admirable

Readings

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Etymology

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Kanji in this term

Grade: S
on'yomi

/wi//i/

From Middle Chinese (MC hjw+jX).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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() (i (wi)?

  1. (literary) greatness

Adjective

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() (i (wi)?-na (adnominal () (i na), adverbial () (i ni))

  1. (literary) great

Inflection

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Affix

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() (i (wi)?

  1. great, excellent, magnificent, extraordinary

Derived terms

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References

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  1. ^ ”, in 漢字ぺディア [Kanjipedia]‎[1] (in Japanese), The Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation, 2015–2024
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean

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Hanja

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(eumhun 훌륭할 (hullyunghal wi))

  1. Hanja form? of (to be extraordinary).

Compounds

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Vietnamese

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Han character

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: Hán Nôm readings: , vỉ

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Derived terms

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