feng shui

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 風水 (fēngshuǐ, wind and water)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: fŭng shwāʹ, fo͝ong shwāʹ, fĕng shwāʹ, IPA(key): /fʌŋˈʃweɪ/, /fʊŋˈʃweɪ/, /fɛŋˈʃweɪ/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪ
  • (spelling pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɛŋˈʃuː.i/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːi
  • The spelling pronunciation may be regarded as incorrect, although it is acceptable when used jocularly in informal situations.

Noun[edit]

feng shui (uncountable)

  1. An ancient Chinese system of designing buildings and space arrangement according to special rules about the flow of energy, aimed at achieving harmony with the environment.
  2. In Chinese mythology, a system of spiritual energies, both good and evil, present in the natural features of landscapes.

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Verb[edit]

feng shui (third-person singular simple present feng shuis, present participle feng shuiing, simple past and past participle feng shuied)

  1. (transitive) To arrange a space according to the rules of feng shui.
    I'm going to have my bedroom feng shuied. Maybe this will finally bring me good luck.

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Noun[edit]

feng shui n (uncountable)

  1. feng shui
    Al voor de eerste helft van de 15de eeuw was de gehele nieuwe stad klaar, geheel volgens de regels van Feng Shui.[1] — Already by the first half of the 15th century, the whole new city was completed, entirely according to the rules of feng shui.