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Q: Meaning of a name ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Meaning of a name
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: faith221-ga
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What is the meaning of the name Ki?  I have seen it before many years
ago but cannot find the book it was in.
Subject: Re: Meaning of a name
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 24 Jun 2006 00:39 PDT
Dear Faith, 

In Japanese, ""KI" means "energy, spirit, mind" (in a larger context
"KI" means "the spirit" or "the nature" or "of the universe," and not
just the spirit of human beings). (SOURCE: Overview of Aikido,

"Ki means the same as Chi(soul) in Chinese, Prana(soul) in Sanskrit
and Ti or Ki in Hawaiian. Ki is the life force(soul), the force we
have with our soul. It is also called the vital life force or the
universal life force. This is the nonphysical energy that animates all
living things. As long as something is alive, it has life force(soul)
circulating through it and surrounding it; when it dies, the life
force departs. Ki is used by martial artists in their physical
training and mental development. It is used in meditative breathing
exercises called Pranayama, and by the shamans of all cultures for
divination, psychic awareness, manifestation and healing."
(SOURCE: Reiki, <>)

In addition, you might have played this game: "The heroine of Tower of
Druaga and its sequels is named Ki (in which case the word is
pronounced "Kai")" (SOURCE: Wikipedia, KI,
<>). That is also the name of the
Sumerian goddess of the Earth, and you might have read a book
featuring her.

I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if you need any
clarification on this answer before you rate it. My search terms:
[ki name]
["ki means"]
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