Meaning of 魏

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Pinyin: wèi
English Definition: tower over a palace gateway (old); surname Wei; 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 after the Han dynasty; the Wei dynasty 221-265; Wei prefecture and Wei county at different historical periods
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 17; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (ghost) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ wěi ] to appoint, to commission, to send
    • [ guǐ ] ghost; demon; sly, mischievous
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Example Words
北魏 běi wèi Wei of the Northern Dynasties (386-534), founded by the Tuoba 拓跋 branch of Xianbei 鲜卑
东魏 dōng wèi Eastern Wei of the Northern dynasties (534-550), formed from the break-up of Wei of the Northern Dynasties 北魏
西魏 wèi Western Wei of the Northern dynasties (535-557), formed from the break-up of Wei of the Northern Dynasties 北魏
围魏救赵 wéi wèi jiù zhào lit. to besiege (idiom); fig. to relieve a besieged ally by attacking the home base of the besiegers
后魏 hòu wèi Wei of the Northern Dynasties 386-534
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Example Sentences
But now Wei's company is in crisis and has stopped taking orders from the West.
"Life then and now, you can't compare, " said Wei. "Then, we could only take care of ourselves.
For example, you might choose to donate $10 to fund part of Mrs Wei's $600 loan to start a noodle stand.
"Apple knows exactly how much these products are selling for on the black market in China, and the company will price its products accordingly, " Professor Wei said.
I believe Dr.Wei will make a great contribution to the communication with the new audit firm to improve our transparency in the investing community.