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Princeton's WordNet

  1. qi, chi, ch'i, kinoun

    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

Wiktionary

  1. qinoun

    The fundamental life-force or energy.

  2. Etymology: From Chinese.

Wikipedia

  1. Qi

    In traditional Chinese culture and the East Asian cultural sphere, qi, also ki or chi in Wade–Giles romanization ( CHEE qì), is believed to be a vital force forming part of any living entity. Literally meaning "vapor", "air", or "breath", the word qi is often translated as "vital energy", "vital force", "material energy", or simply as "energy". Qi is the central underlying principle in Chinese traditional medicine and in Chinese martial arts. The practice of cultivating and balancing qi is called qigong. Believers in qi describe it as a vital force, the flow of which must be unimpeded for health. Qi is a pseudoscientific, unverified concept, and is unrelated to the concept of energy used in science (vital energy itself being an abandoned scientific notion). The historian of medicine in China Paul U. Unschuld adds that there "is no evidence of a concept of 'energy' – either in the strictly physical sense or even in the more colloquial sense – anywhere in Chinese medical theory."

ChatGPT

  1. qi

    Qi, pronounced as "chee", refers to a fundamental concept in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Philosophy that is often translated as "vital life force energy" or "energy flow". It is believed to be the circulating life force whose existence and properties are the prerequisites for all living things to function and maintain their living activities. Irregularities or blockages in the flow of Qi are thought to cause health issues. Qi is also used in the context of practices such as acupuncture, tai chi and reiki.

Wikidata

  1. Qi

    In traditional Chinese culture, qì is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi is frequently translated as "life energy", "life force", or "energy flow". Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts. The literal translation of "qi" is "breath", "air", or "gas". Concepts similar to qi can be found in many cultures, for example, prana and cit in Hindu religion, mana in Hawaiian culture, lüng in Tibetan Buddhism, and Vital energy in Western philosophy. Some elements of qi can be understood in the term energy when used by writers and practitioners of various esoteric forms of spirituality and alternative medicine. Elements of the qi concept can also be found in Western popular culture, for example "The Force" in Star Wars. Notions in the West of energeia, élan vital, or "vitalism" are purported to be similar.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Qi

    The vital life force in the body, supposedly able to be regulated by acupuncture. It corresponds roughly to the Greek pneuma, the Latin spiritus, and the ancient Indian prana. The concept of life-breath or vital energy was formulated as an indication of the awareness of man, originally directed externally toward nature or society but later turned inward to the self or life within. (From Comparison between Concepts of Life-Breath in East and West, 15th International Symposium on the Comparative History of Medicine - East and West, August 26-September 3, 1990, Shizuoka, Japan, pp. ix-x)

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. QI

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Qi is ranked #13042 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Qi surname appeared 2,354 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Qi.

    97.6% or 2,298 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.3% or 32 total occurrences were White.
    0.7% or 18 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.2% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of qi in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of qi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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