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ヰ means 'wheel around'

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Strokes : 4    Usefulness: 7    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 2 words   Used in 5 words   Used in 15 names   Component in 78 kanji (11 Jōyō)
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Katakana 'wi' is largely obsolete, but still appears as part of several kanji, especially those containing the element. It also sometimes appears in the form .
ヰ is actually taken from , which means 'opposite', in which it was simplified from . However, since ヰ has no independent meaning, in mnemonics we use the meaning 'wheel around', which combines the sound 'wi' with the sense of 'wheeling around (eg to the opposite side)'.
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hiragana "wi" (historical kana)  (obsolete term)
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katakana "wi" (historical kana)  (obsolete term)
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