feng shui

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See also: fēngshuǐ and Feng Shui

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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/
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  • 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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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.