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Modern (Beijing) reading: wèi
Preclassic Old Chinese: wrǝts (< *-ps)
Classic Old Chinese: wrǝć
Western Han Chinese: wrǝś
Eastern Han Chinese: wrǝś
Early Postclassic Chinese: wiś
Middle Postclassic Chinese: wìj
Late Postclassic Chinese: wì
Middle Chinese: wì
English meaning : position, place, seat; high position, throne
Russian meaning[s]: 1) место; позиция; пост; 2) титул, ранг; 3) помещать(ся); занимать должность; 4) лицо, особа, персона; 5) счетный суффикс уважаемых лиц; 6) грам. падеж
Comments: A rather unique case of prefixed *w- (for the root cf. 立 *rǝp). Standard Sino-Viet. is vị.
Dialectal data: Dialectal data
Radical: 9
Four-angle index: 541
Karlgren code: 0539 a
Vietnamese reading: vai

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