fang shih

noun \ˈfäŋˈshē\

Definition of fang shih


fang shih

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of fang shih

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

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