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The Chinese character 'wai'

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The Chinese character 'wai'

Information from Cantodict:

wai4   jyutping
wei2   pinyin
[1] [v] surround; enclose; encircle; besiege
[2] [n] circumference; perimeter; periphery
 

Comments

Interesting character!  It reminds me of another word  偉 (left side related to person/people - great, admirable, etc.) in 黃偉, the name of my 1957 friendly classmate.  He was living on Hai Tan Street near my home.  Regards,  Peter 

That character also appears in the Chinese name a colleague gave me, not long after I first arrived in Hong Kong: 貝大偉