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西魏
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English DefinitionWestern Wei of the Northern dynasties (535-557), formed from the break-up of Wei of the Northern Dynasties 北魏
Simplified Script西魏
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinxīwèi
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧ ㄨㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sai1ngai6
Word Decomposition
西 west; the West; abbr. for Spain 西班牙; Spanish
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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Words With Same Head Word    
西边xībiānwest; west side; western part; to the west of
西部xībùwestern part
西方xīfāngthe West; the Occident; Western countries
西北xīběinorthwest; Northwest China (Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, Xinjiang)
西南xīnánsouthwest
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
曹魏cáowèiCao 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
东魏dōngwèiEastern Wei of the Northern dynasties (534-550), 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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