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
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters


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

Sounds same

wéi (proud)

Different tone

wèi (do) wèi (not yet) wèi (position)

< Previous wéi Next wèi >

People

王维 Wang Wei

Proverbs

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

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