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Wei 1

Name of several Chinese dynasties ruling from ad 220 to 265 and from 386 to 556.

Wei 2

(wā′) or Wei·he (-hŭ′)
A river of central China flowing about 850 km (530 mi) generally eastward through Shaanxi province to the Yellow River.
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any of several dynasties that ruled in North China, esp. one ruling A.D. 220–265 and one ruling A.D. 386–534.
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Noun1.Wei - any of several imperial dynasties of China ruling from 220 to 265 and from 386 to 556
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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He was the inseparable friend of the famous Buddhist poet and doctor, Wang Wei. He spent the first forty years of his life in acquiring knowledge, but having failed to obtain his doctor's degree, he returned to the quiet hills of his native province and dedicated his remaining years to composition.
"Kieou-he-yu (great dignitary of the state of Wei) sent a man to Khoung-tseu to know his news.
Hoops boss Gordon Strachan hailed Du Wei's progress and says he'll be ready to make his debut - as soon as he's shrugged off a calf injury picked up on international duty.
Vega, who was involved in the deal that brought Du Wei to Celtic, said: "Gordon Strachan is watching him every day on the training ground and he'll know when to put him into the first team.
Wei studies my own swimming action, as I take off once more and my hands chop the water in the slow, deliberate crawl; it's always my inimitable style, I figure.
But her brother Jack, eight, remains with Wei Wei's family in Nanzhang, China.
Ian and Linda are now offering to put 350,000 yuan ([pounds sterling]40,200) into Wei Wei's bank account to support her after she is released from her jail term.
He was talking to reporters after a 'Meet-and-Greet with Malaysian Badminton Hero' at the Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei Badminton Academy here today.
Wei said she and her friends arrived at Terminal 3 at around 2 p.m.
Ambassador Wei Jinghua noted that he spared no efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and China during his tenure.