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chi 1

also khi  (kī, kē)
The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Late Greek khī, from earlier khei.]

chi 2

also ch'i or qi  (chē)
The vital force believed in Taoism and other Chinese thought to be inherent in all things. The unimpeded circulation of chi and a balance of its negative and positive forms in the body are held to be essential to good health in traditional Chinese medicine.

[Mandarin , air, spirit, energy of life, from Middle Chinese khi`.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:'i - the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all thingsch'i - the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
vim, vitality, energy - a healthy capacity for vigorous activity; "jogging works off my excess energy"; "he seemed full of vim and vigor"
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Or ti parti da-llui, o tu se' morto, Ne no'l tener giamma piu a signore, E prendi il buon consiglio ch'i' t'aporto.
It is said that revolving the crystal ball daily improves business acumen and intelligence and creates an invigorating Ch'i (positive energy).
For example, dead plants can stagnate Ch'i, therefore stagnating your progress.
A spokesman said the offices were designed using 'feng shui' and a traditional ceremony to introduce the lions took place to "ensure a positive flow of energy, or ch'i".
Life energy, also called Prana, Ch'i, ether etc., seems to be not only of a spiritual but also, and above all, an energetic nature.
These were imaginary views in which the artist strives to capture the "ch'i" - the life-spirit of the subject - and his meditation to appreciate nature, not simply attempting to capture what he sees.
When affections and ch'i are joined together [phrase omitted]
E quando l'aro, non per avele in casa, ma per essere io in casa loro, mi parra essere im paradiso di che ne restero piU obrigato, se piU posso essere di quel ch'i' sono, a Vostra Signioria.
Walsh has collected images, some photographs of artifacts, to form a history of medical education beginning with the Greek god of medicine and healing, Aesculapius, and the third-millennium BC fathers of Chinese medicine, Shen Nung and Ch'i Po.
The Holy Spirit and Ch'i (Qi) is Yun's first book since his important 2003 comparative survey, Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
Amor, che solo i cor leggiadri invesca ne degna di provar sua forza altrove, da' begli occhi un piacer si caldo piove, ch'i' non curo altro ben ne bramo altr'esca.
"Every boat has some bad ch'i, so I'm helping to alleviate all the negative feelings that are keeping me from winning races."