五行 wǔ xíng

  1. wǔ xíng set phrase five elements
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: The five phases of Chinese philosophy: wood 木, fire 火, earth 土, metal 金, and water 水 (CCD '五行'; Guoyu '五行' 1; Sun 2006, loc. 1377)
  2. wǔ xíng set phrase five practices
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: There are different formulations for this in different texts. For example, in the Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna 《大乘起信論》 the five are: generosity, morality, patience, diligence, and meditation. (FGDB '五行')
  3. wǔ xíng set phrase five methods
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Of fortune telling (Guoyu '五行' 2)

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