Traditional/Simplified Chinese: 太; Pinyin: Tài; literally "grand"
also translated as "supreme"
The "tai" in Taijiquan
Short for "quan fa" which means "fist techniques" -- used as a reference to Shaolin Kung Fu arts.
Hoong Ka Kungfu, Wing Choon Kungfu and Pakua Kungfu are known as Hungjiaquan, Yongchunquan and Baguaquan respectively.
The "quan" in Taijiquan.