I Ching Definition

ē jĭng
An ancient Chinese book of divination, consisting of 64 symbolic hexagrams used to foretell the future and indicate wise courses of action.
Webster's New World

A Chinese classic text describing an ancient system of cosmology and philosophy which is at the heart of traditional Chinese cultural beliefs.


Origin of I Ching

  • Mandarin Yì Jīng Book of Changes from Middle Chinese jiajk kjiajŋ jiajk change kjiajŋ warp (of a loom), to pass through, classic (text), book

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Chinese 易經 (simplified: 易经), Yì Jīng

    From Wiktionary

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