Meaning of CHI in English


I. ˈkī noun

( -s )

Etymology: Greek

: the 22d letter of the Greek alphabet — symbol Χ or χ; see alphabet table

II. noun

or ch'i also qi ˈchē

( -s )

Usage: often capitalized

Etymology: Chinese (Pekingese) ch'i 4 breath, spirit

: vital energy that is held to animate the body internally and is of central importance in some Eastern systems of medical treatment (as acupuncture) and of exercise or self-defense (as tai chi)

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