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精卫
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English Definitionmythological bird, reincarnation of drowned daughter Nüwa 女娃 of Fiery Emperor 炎帝
Simplified Script精卫
Traditional Script精衛
Pinyinjīngwèi
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄐㄧㄥ ㄨㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zing1wai6
Word Decomposition
jīngessence; extract; vitality; energy; semen; sperm; mythical goblin spirit; highly perfected; elite; the pick of something; proficient (refined ability); extremely (fine); selected rice (archaic)
wèito guard; to protect; to defend; abbr. for 卫生, hygiene; health; abbr. for 卫生间, toilet; (Chinese surname); vassal state during the Zhou Dynasty (1066-221 BC), located in present day Henan and Hebei Provinces

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Words With Same Head Word    
精神jīngshénspirit; mind; consciousness; thought; mental; psychological; essence; gist
精彩jīngcǎiwonderful; marvelous; brilliant
精力jīnglìenergy
精细jīngxìfine; meticulous; careful
精致jīngzhìdelicate; fine; exquisite; refined
Words With Same Tail Word    
保卫bǎowèito defend; to safeguard
警卫jǐngwèito stand guard over; (security) guard
防卫fángwèito defend; defensive; defense
自卫zìwèiself-defense
捍卫hànwèito defend; to uphold; to safeguard
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