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wei ch'i

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Pronunciation: /weɪ ˈtʃiː
 
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Definition of wei ch'i in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A traditional Chinese board game of territorial possession and capture.
Example sentences
  • Originally a Chinese game, wei ch'i (its Chinese name) or ‘go’ (its Japanese name) is said to be the oldest surviving board game in the world.

Origin

Chinese, from wei 'surround' + ch'i 'chess'.

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