khí

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See also: khi and khỉ

Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

khí

  1. (chiefly in fixed expressions, physics, meteorology) Clipping of không khí (air).
    khí trời
    fresh air
    (literally, “sky air”)
  2. (chemistry) gas
    khí hiđrô
    hydrogen gas (H2)
  3. (philosophy) chi
  4. (fiction) an aura (chi) that can be sensed by chi masters, usually helps them notice the presence of someone or something even without seeing that person or thing
    sát khí
    killing chi, provoked by killing intent (sát ý)
    khí
    wicked chi, emitted from an evil source
    linh khí
    spirit chi, emitted by spirits
    yêu khí
    chi emitted by a yaoguai/youkai
    chướng khí
    miasma