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Ancient Greek Alphabet

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Χ χ
Ancient Greek: χεῖ
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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin chī, from Ancient Greek χεῖ (kheî).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaɪ/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪ

NounEdit

chi (plural chis)

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

Etymology 2Edit

 
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From the Mandarin () Wade-Giles romanization: chʻi⁴, from Middle Chinese (MC kʰɨiH), from Old Chinese (OC *kʰɯds, “breath, vapor”). Compare modern Japanese () (ki), Korean (, gi) and Vietnamese khí ().

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 formsEdit
TranslationsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

 
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From the pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese (chǐ). Doublet of chek.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

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.
SynonymsEdit
Related termsEdit
  • shaku, the equivalent Japanese unit

AnagramsEdit


AtsahuacaEdit

NounEdit

chi

  1. fire

CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *tɨɣ, from Proto-Celtic *tegos, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)teg-.

PronunciationEdit

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

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Standard Cornish) chy

NounEdit

chi m (plural chiow or treven)

  1. (Standard Written Form) house

MutationEdit


EsperantoEdit

ParticleEdit

chi

  1. H-system spelling of ĉi

GaroEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bodo-Garo *tɯi¹ (water), from Proto-Tibeto-Burman *ti(y), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *m-t(w)əj-n ~ m-ti-s (water; fluid; liquid; river; to soak; to spit). Cognate with Atong (India) tyi (water), Kokborok twi (water).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

chi

  1. water

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Guerrero AmuzgoEdit

NounEdit

chi

  1. grandfather

AdverbEdit

chi

  1. not

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin quis, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis, *kʷos.

PronounEdit

chi

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

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin quī, from Old Latin quei, from Proto-Italic *kʷoi.

PronounEdit

chi

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

Etymology 3Edit

 
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From Latin chī, from Ancient Greek χεῖ (kheî).

NounEdit

chi m or f (invariable)

  1. chi (Greek letter)

ReferencesEdit

chi in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

chi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

K'iche'Edit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

chi

  1. and
  2. that
  3. in

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quis, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷís. Cognates include French qui and Italian chi.

PronounEdit

chi

  1. who, whoever

LashiEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

chi

  1. what?

ReferencesEdit

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[1], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

LombardEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Italian chi, from Latin quis.

PronounEdit

chi

  1. who

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.

NormanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

chi m

  1. Alternative form of chièr

PolishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Onomatopoeic.

InterjectionEdit

chi

  1. he (expression of laughter)

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek χεῖ (kheî).

NounEdit

chi n (indeclinable)

  1. chi (Greek letter Χ, χ)

Etymology 3Edit

From Mandarin (), from Middle Chinese (MC kʰɨiH), from Old Chinese (OC *kʰɯds).

NounEdit

chi n (indeclinable)

  1. (philosophy, pseudoscience) chi (fundamental life-force or energy)

Further readingEdit

  • chi in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • chi in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

chi m (plural chis)

  1. (Portugal, colloquial) bear hug (any especially large, tight or enthusiastic hug)
    Synonym: chi-coração

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

chi m (plural chis)

  1. Alternative form of qi

SardinianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quid, from Proto-Italic *kʷid, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

chi

  1. (Limba Sarda Comuna) that

PronounEdit

chi

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

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

chi

  1. (taxonomy) genus
    Synonym: giống
Derived termsEdit
Derived terms

VerbEdit

chi

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

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

chi

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

Etymology 3Edit

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

PronounEdit

chi ()

  1. (Central Vietnam, literary elsewhere) Synonym of
    Mi mần chi rứa?
    Whatcha doing over there?
    • (Can we date this quote?) “Tình đến rồi đi [Love Comes and Goes]”, performed by Thu Thủy:
      Cuộc tình đến rồi đi. Buồn làm chi nhung nhớ làm gì.
      Love comes and goes. Why be sad? Why be tormented by it?

AdverbEdit

chi ()

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

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
  • In the singular, chi is a polite form like French vous or German Sie.
  • Chi is a feature of most registers of Modern Welsh, whereas very literary Welsh employs chwi.
  • In certain southwestern dialects, chi is used as the indefinite personal pronoun like English you.

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.

YolaEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

chi

  1. A small quantity
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      A chi of barach.
      A little barley.

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith

ZouEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *tsii, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *dzəy. Cognates include Burmese အစေ့ (a.ce.).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chi

  1. seed

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *tsii, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *m-tsji.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chi

  1. salt

ReferencesEdit

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 44