wéi to preserve; to maintain; to hold together

Made up of [ silk radical 120, zhuī short-tailed bird; dove radical 172]

Note

Composed of 'silk' and 'bird' suggesting a silken thread tied to a bird's leg to 'preserve' or 'maintain' it securely

Related characters


Using : hóng (red) gěi (give) zhǐ (paper) jīng (Classic) lèi (tired) gāng (guiding principle) fēn (numerous) zǔ (to form) xù (beginnings) jié (knot) jì (order) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)
Using zhuī : nán (difficult) shéi (who)

Sounds same

wéi (proud)

Different tone

wèi (do) wèi (not yet) wèi (position)

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People

王维 Wang Wei

Proverbs

维妙维肖 wéi miaò wéi xiaò Produce an image remarkably true to life; highly skilled
Good fortune

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