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chi

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Etymology 1Edit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

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Ancient Greek: χεῖ
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From the classical Latin transcription of the ancient Greek pronunciation /kʰi/

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NounEdit

chi (plural chis)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets.
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Etymology 2Edit

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From former romanizations of Mandarin Chinese (qì), from Middle Chinese (kʰjɨ̀j or qi), from Old Chinese (*C.qʰəp-s, breath, vapor)

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chi (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) A life force in traditional Chinese philosophy, culture, medicine, etc. related (but not limited) to breath and circulation
    • 2001Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 196
      He took several deep breaths, finding his chi as Butler had taught him.
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Etymology 3Edit

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From the pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese (chǐ)

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PronunciationEdit

  • English: /tʃʌ/, /tʃə/
  • Chinese: /ʈ͡ʂʰʐ̩²¹⁴/

NounEdit

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.
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Related termsEdit
  • shaku, the equivalent Japanese unit

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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

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [tʃiː]

NounEdit

chi m (plural chiow, treven)

  1. house

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EsperantoEdit

ParticleEdit

chi

  1. H-system spelling of ĉi

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin quis.

PronounEdit

chi

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

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin qui.

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.

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

chi m (plural chis)

  1. alternative form of qi

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese, from

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chi

  1. (anatomy) limb
  2. (taxonomy) genus

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VerbEdit

chi

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

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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.

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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
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.