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See also: QI, , , , and

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EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin trad. , simpl. (pinyin: ), from Middle Chinese 氣 (kʰjɨ̀j "qi"), from Old Chinese 气 (*C.qʰəp-s "breath", "vapors").

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qi (countable and uncountable, plural qis)

  1. (philosophy) The fundamental life force or energy.
    • 2003: Mallory Fromm, Qi Energy for Health and Healing: A Practical Guide to the Healing Principles of Life Energy
      And so he trained his qi, his breath, and his sense of timing, so that strength and size became irrelevant to his understanding of Aikido.

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qi (Zhuyin ㄑㄧ˙)

  1. Pinyin reading of
  2. Pinyin reading of
  3. Pinyin reading of

RomanizationEdit

qi

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.