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EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

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Greek uc chi.png Greek lc chi.png
psi
Χ χ
Ancient Greek: χεῖ
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Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chi (plural chis)

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

Etymology 2Edit

See qi.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chi (uncountable)

  1. A form of psychic energy.
    • 2001Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 196
      He took several deep breaths, finding his chi as Butler had taught him.
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AnagramsEdit


AmuzgoEdit

NounEdit

chi

  1. grandfather

AdverbEdit

chi

  1. not

AtsahuacaEdit

NounEdit

chi

  1. fire

ChickasawEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

chi

  1. you

PronounEdit

chi

  1. my

CornishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *tegos, from Proto-Indo-European *tegos (cover, roof).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [tʃiː], [tʃəi]

NounEdit

chi m (plural chiow, treven)

  1. house

EsperantoEdit

ParticleEdit

chi

  1. H-system spelling of ĉi

ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin quis.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

chi

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

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin qui.

PronunciationEdit

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PronounEdit

chi

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

NounEdit

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chi m, f (invariable)

  1. chi (Greek letter)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

chi

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

JèrriaisEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chi m (feminine chiéthe, masculine plural chis, feminine plural chiéthes)

  1. Alternative form of chièr.

LadinEdit

PronounEdit

chi

  1. who, whoever

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

chi

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chī.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chí.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǐ.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chì.

Usage notesEdit

  • 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.

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /ṯɕi˧˧/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /ṯɕɪj˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /c̻ɪj˧˥/

NounEdit

chi

  1. leg, limb
  2. line of descent

VerbEdit

chi

  1. to spend (money), to pay out, to disburse


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

chi

  1. you (plural; polite)
Usage notesEdit

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 2Edit

NounEdit

chi m

  1. aspirated form of ci
MutationEdit
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
ci gi nghi chi