Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 尉



military officer




From left: buttock seen from the side , to show , skillful hand


This buttocks shows a skillful hand: that's an officer.


military officer
buttocks in side view(This radical has the meaning: corpse . But because of its use in tail or urine 尿 or flatulence , it is generally considered to mean 'buttocks'.)
to show, altar(Shows a simple altar with a sacrifice and blood is trickling down. Thus the meanings: to show and altar.)
skillful hand(Image of a hand forearm and pulse . It was originally also the distance of one inch (Length: 1 ts'wun = 3.72 cm) from the hand's palm to the pulse. This also stood for a small amount. In the mnemonic, it is used as "skillful hand".)
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上尉 shàng wèi captain (military rank)
都尉 dū wèi military rank
大尉 dà wèi captain (army rank); senior captain

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