I-ching meaning

ē jĭng
A Chinese book of ancient origin consisting of 64 interrelated hexagrams along with commentaries attributed to Confucius. The hexagrams, originally used for divination, embody Taoist philosophy by describing all nature and human endeavor in terms of the interaction of yin and yang.
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(proper) An ancient Chinese book of divination, consisting of 64 symbolic hexagrams used to foretell the future and indicate wise courses of action.
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A Chinese classic text describing an ancient system of cosmology and philosophy which is at the heart of traditional Chinese cultural beliefs.
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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