wěi tail; remainder; remnant

Made up of [ shī corpse radical 44, máo hair; fur; coin denomination radical 82]
This measure word can be used with these nouns: yú (fish)
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters

Also uses shī component: jú (office) jū (to reside) ne (and you?) wū (house)
Also uses máo component: bǐ (pen)

Different tone

wéi (proud) wéi (to preserve) wèi (do) wèi (not yet) wèi (position)

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虎头蛇尾 hǔ tóu shé wěi Begins promisingly but ends badly
宁做鸡头,不当凤尾 nìng zuò jītóu, bù dāng fèng wěi Better to be leader of a humble organization than the stooge of a grand one

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