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Stroke order
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Han character

(radical 9 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人卜廿 (OYT), four-corner 20218)

  1. throne
  2. position, post
  3. rank, status
  4. seat

References

  • KangXi: page 98, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 503
  • Dae Jaweon: page 206, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 138, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+4F4D

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale wai2, wai6)


Japanese

See also 位する

Noun

(hiragana くらい, romaji kurai)

  1. grade, rank
    • 上がる [下す]
      くらいがあがる [くだす]
      kurai ga agaru [kudasu]
      rise [lower] in rank
    • 高い
      くらいのたかいひと
      kurai no takai hito
      a high-ranked person
  2. the throne, the crown
    • 譲る
      くらいをゆずる
      kurai o yuzuru
      abdicate the throne
    • つく
      くらいにつく
      kurai ni tsuku
      assume the throne
  3. (mathematics) place, position

Derived terms

Suffix

- (, i)

  1. rank, place
    • である
      だいいちいである
      dai ichi-i de aru
      be ranked first
    • になる
      にいになる
      ni-i ni naru
      take second place
    • 10落ちる
      じゅういにおちる
      jū-i ni ochiru
      drop to tenth place

Kanji

(grade 4 kanji)

Readings

Compounds


Korean

Hanja

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


Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin wèi (wei4), Wade-Giles wei4)


Vietnamese

Han character

(vị, )

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