English translation: a nine

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Chinese term or phrase:九 (易卦象中之不斷線)
English translation:a nine
Entered by: ats333

14:08 Aug 23, 2007
Chinese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Philosophy / 易經
Chinese term or phrase:
九 - 卦象中不斷之線曰九.
ats333
Canada
Local time: 23:30
a nine
Explanation:
the old yang (unbroken) stroke is called a nine
the young yang stroke is called a seven
the young yin (broken) stroke is called an eight
the old yin stroke is called a six

this is due to the calculations used in the yarrow stalk divination system. see "book of changes" in wikipedia
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Jarosław Zawadzki
Poland
Local time: 08:30
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a nine


Explanation:
the old yang (unbroken) stroke is called a nine
the young yang stroke is called a seven
the young yin (broken) stroke is called an eight
the old yin stroke is called a six

this is due to the calculations used in the yarrow stalk divination system. see "book of changes" in wikipedia

Jarosław Zawadzki
Poland
Local time: 08:30
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thank you very much for your help.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  karcsy: nine or yang
2 hrs

agree  orientalhorizon
11 hrs

agree  Veronica Lombardi (X)
1 day 2 hrs

agree  Wing Chan
3 days 23 hrs
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