qi

[chœ]

noun Pinyin.

(in traditional Chinese medicine and philosophy) the vital life force that flows through the body and is supposedly regulated by acupuncture.

Nearby words

  1. qed,
  2. qef,
  3. qeshm,
  4. qf,
  5. qfd,
  6. qian long,
  7. qiana,
  8. qianlong,
  9. qibla,
  10. qigong

Also Wade-Giles, chi.

Origin of qi

From the Chinese word breath

Qi

[chœ]

noun Pinyin.

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British Dictionary definitions for qis'

qi

noun

a variant of chi 2
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Word Origin and History for qis'

qi

n.

"physical life force," 1850, from Chinese qi "air, breath."

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