- 1The twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet (Χ, χ), transliterated as ‘kh’ or ‘ch’.More example sentences
- This use of h was first established in Latin, which used ch, ph, and th for the Greek letters chi, phi, and theta.
- It is possible that the substitution of ‘ck’ with ‘x’ is a linguistic nod to the Greek letter chi.
- An X-like character in the Greek alphabet is called chi (pronounced kee).
(also qi or ki)
- The circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine.More example sentences
- When we are cold our system contracts - blood and chi do not circulate and we become very quickly fatigued.
- Different traditions call this energy by different names, such as chi, prana and life force.
- The beauty benefits are a side effect, as the real benefit lies in the development of chi (life force), which, when flowing strongly, brings health to the vital organs and is even thought to induce a state of enlightenment.
from Chinese qì, literally 'air, breath'.