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Ancient Greek: χεῖ
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Etymology 1Edit

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

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chi (plural chis)

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

Etymology 2Edit

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

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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.
    • 2001Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 196
      He took several deep breaths, finding his chi as Butler had taught him.
Related termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

 
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From the pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese (chǐ)

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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

ChickasawEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

chi

  1. you

PronounEdit

chi

  1. my

CornishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

chi m (plural chiow or treven)

  1. Alternative form of chy

MutationEdit


EsperantoEdit

ParticleEdit

chi

  1. H-system spelling of ĉi

GaroEdit

NounEdit

chi

  1. water

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

NounEdit

 
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chi m, f (invariable)

  1. chi (Greek letter)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

chi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

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.

NormanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

chi m

  1. Alternative form of chièr

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

chi m (plural chis)

  1. Alternative form of qi

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

chi

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

VerbEdit

chi

  1. to spend (money); to pay out; to disburse
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Etymology 2Edit

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PronounEdit

chi

  1. what, why
  2. (Central Vietnam) what

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

YolaEdit

NounEdit

chi

  1. A small quantity

ReferencesEdit

  • 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)