fang shih

noun
\ ˈfäŋˈshē \
plural fang shih

Definition of fang shih

: a priest-magician flourishing in China 249 B.C.–A.D. 220 whose office was to provide divinational and magical formulas to those seeking immortality and supernatural powers

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History and Etymology for fang shih

Chinese fang1 shih4, from fang1 prescription, formula + shih4 scholar, teacher

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“Fang shih.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fang%20shih. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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