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English DefinitionCao Wei, the most powerful of the Three Kingdoms, established as a dynasty in 220 by Cao Pi 曹丕, son of Cao Cao, replaced by Jin dynasty in 265
Simplified Script曹魏
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄘㄠˊ ㄨㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cou4ngai6
Word Decomposition
cáoclass or grade; generation; plaintiff and defendant (old); government department (old); (Chinese surname); Zhou Dynasty vassal state
wèitower over a palace gateway (old); (Chinese surname); name of vassal state of Zhou dynasty from 661 BC in Shanxi, one of the Seven Hero Warring States; Wei state, founded by Cao Cao 曹操, one of the Three Kingdoms from the fall of the Han; the Wei dynasty 221-265; Wei prefecture and Wei county at different historical periods

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曹志cáozhìCao Zhi
曹禺cáoyúCao Yu (1910-1997), PRC dramatist
曹丕cáopīCao Pi (187-226), second son of Cao Cao 曹操, king then emperor of Cao Wei 曹魏 from 220, ruled as Emperor Wen 魏文帝, also a noted calligrapher
曹参cáocānCao Can (-190 BC), second chancellor of Han Dynasty, contributed to its founding by fighting on Liu Bang's 刘邦 side during the Chu-Han Contention 楚汉战争
曹操cáocāoCao Cao (155-220), famous statesman and general at the end of Han, noted poet and calligrapher, later warlord, founder and first king of Cao Wei 曹魏, father of Emperor Cao Pi 曹丕; the main villain of novel the Romance of Three Kingdoms 三国演义
Words With Same Tail Word    
北魏běiwèiWei of the Northern Dynasties (386-534), founded by the Tuoba 拓跋 branch of Xianbei 鲜卑
后魏hòuwèiWei of the Northern Dynasties 386-534
东魏dōngwèiEastern Wei of the Northern dynasties (534-550), formed from the break-up of Wei of the Northern Dynasties 北魏
西魏xīwèiWestern Wei of the Northern dynasties (535-557), formed from the break-up of Wei of the Northern Dynasties 北魏
阿魏āwèiFerula resin (used in TCM); Resina Ferulae
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