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shen Line breaks: shen

Definition of shen in English:

noun (plural same)

(In Chinese thought) the spiritual element of a person’s psyche.
Example sentences
  • The heart houses the shen, or spirits, and the shen's presence radiates and shines from a person's eyes and face.
  • Other side-effects include abnormal dreams involving either the shen / heart spirit or the hun/ethereal soul.
  • The shen are indestructible and immutable; they transcend Yin and Yang.


From Chinese shén.

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