wěi tail; remainder; remnant

Made up of [ shī corpse radical 44, máo hair; fur; coin denomination radical 82]
This measure word can be used with these nouns: (fish)
Made with 7 strokes.

Related characters

Also uses shī component: (office) (to reside) ne (and you?) (house)
Also uses máo component: (pen)

Different tone

wéi (proud) wéi (to preserve) wèi (do) wèi (not yet) wèi (position)

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虎头蛇尾 hǔ tóu shé wěi Begins promisingly but ends badly
宁做鸡头,不当凤尾 nìng zuò jītóu, bù dāng fèng wěi Better to be leader of a humble organization than the stooge of a grand one
狗尾续貂 gǒu wěi xù diāo A poor substitute for the original. Said of poor follow-up to promising earlier work. The story is of a usurper to the Jin dynasty throne who gave honors and titles to his whole family and household. There was insufficient sable tails to make the formal robes for all these people so dog tails were used instead.
畏首畏尾 wèi shǒu wèi wěi Nervous and afraid. Fearful at both the start and end of some event.