Definition of ming chi in English:

ming chi

(also mingqui, ming chʽi, mingqi)

noun

  • In China: tomb furnishings; objects buried with the dead, funerary goods.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in William Y. Willetts (b. 1918). From Chinese míngqì (Wade-Giles transcription ming ch'i) from míng underworld + qì implement, utensil, ware.

Pronunciation

ming chi

/ˌmɪŋ ˈtʃiː/