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See also: wei, wéi, Wéi, and Wèi

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

From Mandarin Chinese (Wèi)

Alternative formsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Wei

  1. (historical) An ancient Chinese march during the Zhou dynasty
  2. (historical) Liang, the realm of the earlier march after its elevation to a kingdom

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
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From Mandarin Chinese (Wèi)

Alternative formsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Wei

  1. (historical) An ancient Chinese duchy during the Zhou dynasty

German Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German wei, from Old Saxon *hwei, from Proto-Germanic *hwają. More at whey.

NounEdit

Wei f (no plural)

  1. whey

Derived termsEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German wīhī. Cognate with German Weihe.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Wei f (plural Weien)

  1. (Christianity) consecration
  2. (Christianity) ordination

Related termsEdit


Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Wein, Dutch wijn, English wine.

NounEdit

Wei m

  1. wine

Sathmar SwabianEdit

NounEdit

Wei m

  1. wine

ReferencesEdit

  • Claus Stephani, Volksgut der Sathmarschwaben (1985)