Meaning of 乩

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English Definition: to divine
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: (divine) indicates the sound; conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ zhàn ] to divine; to observe; to versify
    • [ gōu ] secret, hidden, mysterious; small, minute; to conceal
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Example Words
扶乩 planchette writing; to do planchette writing
乩童 tóng spirit medium
童乩 tóng spirit medium
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Example Sentences
If commanded he will fetch Horses at the request of the Exorcist , or any other thing.
According to the research of anthropologists, folklorists, medical doctors, researchers in medical science, and Protestant pastors, shamans continued to treat people for diseases from the forties on.
Nevertheless, shamans are very easily categorized as sick or abnormal in social or cultural terms.
The concept of hermeneutics is also adopted to express the life paths of the two spiritual mediums who participate in this study.
Therefore, their becoming spiritual help providers can be seen as a metamorphosis of the lives of the two participants.