太極

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

太極

  1. The Absolute: the condition as it existed before the creation of the world
  2. Tai Chi

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たい
Grade: 2
きょく
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 太極.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • On'yomi
  • IPA(key): /ta.i.kjo.ku/, [täikjo̞kɯᵝ], [täikjo̞kɯ̥ᵝ]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

太極 (hiragana たいきょく, romaji taikyoku)

  1. The Absolute: the condition as it existed before the creation of the world
  2. a sword technique in the Yoshioka Kenpō school of kendō
  3. (uncommon) short for 太極拳 (Taikyokuken): Tai Chi

Derived terms[edit]