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Chi

English

Ancient Greek Alphabet
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? ?
Ancient Greek:
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Etymology 1

From Latin ch?, from Ancient Greek (kheî).

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka?/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -a?

Noun

chi (plural chis)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets.
Translations

Etymology 2

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From the Wade-Giles romanization of Mandarin ?/? (), from Middle Chinese ? (MC kiH), from Old Chinese ? (OC *kds, "breath, vapor"). Compare modern Japanese ? (?) (ki), Korean ? (?, gi) and Vietnamese khí (?).

Pronunciation

Noun

chi (usually uncountable, plural chis)

  1. (philosophy) A life force in traditional Chinese philosophy, culture, medicine, etc, related (but not limited) to breath and circulation.
Alternative forms
Translations
See also

Etymology 3

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From the pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese ? (ch?)

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

chi (usually uncountable, plural chis)

  1. The Chinese foot, a traditional Chinese unit of length based on the human forearm.
  2. (Mainland China) The Chinese unit of length standardized in 1984 as 1/3 of a meter.
  3. (Taiwan) The Taiwanese unit of length standardized as 10/33 of a meter, identical to the Japanese shaku.
  4. (Hong Kong) The chek or Hong Kong foot, a unit of length standardized as 0.371475 meters.
Synonyms
Related terms
  • shaku, the equivalent Japanese unit

Anagrams


Atsahuaca

Noun

chi

  1. fire

Chickasaw

Alternative forms

Etymology 1

Pronoun

chi

  1. you

Etymology 2

Pronoun

chi

  1. my

Cornish

Pronunciation

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [t?i:]

Noun

chi m (plural chiow or treven)

  1. Alternative form of chy

Mutation


Esperanto

Particle

chi

  1. H-system spelling of ?i

Garo

Noun

chi

  1. water

References

  • The Bodos in Assam: a socio-cultural study, year 2005-2006 (2007)

Guerrero Amuzgo

Noun

chi

  1. grandfather

Adverb

chi

  1. not

Italian

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin quis, from Proto-Indo-European *k?is, *k?os.

Pronoun

chi

  1. (interrogative pronoun) who, whom
  2. (interrogative pronoun) whoever

Etymology 2

From Latin qu?, from Old Latin quei, from Proto-Italic *k?oi.

Pronoun

chi

  1. (relative pronoun) who, whom
  2. (relative pronoun) whoever

Noun

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chi m or f (invariable)

  1. chi (Greek letter)

Japanese

Romanization

chi

  1. R?maji transcription of ?
  2. R?maji transcription of ?

K'iche'

Pronunciation

Conjunction

chi

  1. and
  2. that
  3. in

Related terms

References


Ladin

Pronoun

chi

  1. who, whoever

Mandarin

Romanization

chi

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ch?.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chí.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ch?.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chì.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norman

Pronunciation

  • (file)

Adjective

chi m

  1. Alternative form of chièr

Portuguese

Noun

chi m (plural chis)

  1. Alternative form of qi

Sardinian

Etymology

From Latin quid, from Proto-Italic *k?id, from Proto-Indo-European *k?id.

Pronunciation

Conjunction

chi

  1. (Limba Sarda Comuna) that

Pronoun

chi

  1. (relative, Limba Sarda Comuna) who, whom, which (nominative and accusative case)

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Sino-Vietnamese word from ? ("branch; to spend").

Noun

chi

  1. (taxonomy) genus
Derived terms
Derived terms

Verb

chi

  1. to spend (money); to pay out; to disburse
Derived terms
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Sino-Vietnamese word from ?.

Noun

chi

  1. (formal, anatomy, chiefly zoology) a limb
Derived terms
Derived terms

Etymology 3

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Cognate with Muong chi.

Pronoun

chi o (?)

  1. (Central Vietnam, literary elsewhere) Synonym of
    Mi m?n chi r?a?
    Whatcha doing over there?
    • (Can we date this quote?) "Tình n r?i ?i [Love Comes and Goes]", performed by Thu Th?y:
      Cu?c tình n r?i ?i. Bu?n làm chi nhung nh? làm gì.
      Love comes and goes. Why be sad? Why be tormented by it?

Adverb

chi o (?)

  1. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) what for
    Làm v?y chi?
    What did you do that for?

Welsh

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle Welsh chwi, from Proto-Celtic *sw?s (compare Breton c'hwi, Cornish hwi, Old Irish síi), from Proto-Indo-European *wos.

Alternative forms

Pronoun

chi

  1. you (plural; polite)
Usage notes

Chi is primarily a feature of Colloquial Welsh. Literary Welsh uses chwi instead. In the singular, chi is a polite form like French vous or German Sie.

Etymology 2

Noun

chi m

  1. aspirated form of ci
Mutation
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
ci gi nghi chi
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Yola

Noun

chi

  1. A small quantity

References

  • J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)

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