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Ancient Greek Alphabet

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Π π
Ancient Greek: πεῖ
Wikipedia article on pi
This mosaic is outside the mathematics building at the Technische Universität Berlin.
When a circle's diameter is 1 unit, its circumference is π units.
When a circle's radius is 1 unit, its circumference is 2π units.

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πεῖ ‎(peî). Its mathematical use apparently stems from its use as the first letter in περιφέρεια ‎(periféreia, periphery; circumference) and was first cited in 1706 in the Synopsis Palmariorum Matheseos by William Jones.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pi ‎(plural pis)

  1. The name of the sixteenth letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets and the seventeenth in Old Greek.
  2. (mathematics) An irrational and transcendental constant representing the ratio of the circumference of a Euclidean circle to its diameter; approximately 3.1415926535897932384626433832795; usually written π.
  3. (letterpress typography) Metal type that has been spilled, mixed together, or disordered. Also called pie.

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

pi ‎(third-person singular simple present pies, present participle piing, simple past and past participle pied)

  1. (letterpress typography) To spill or mix printing type. Also, "to pie".

AdjectiveEdit

pi ‎(not comparable)

  1. (typography) Not part of the usual font character set; especially, non-Roman type or symbols as opposed to standard alphanumeric Roman type.
    In computing, pi characters are entered with special combinations of keys like ctrl-alt-x, or via character sequences such as {.

TranslationsEdit

AbbreviationEdit

pi

  1. (typography) pica (conventionally, 12 points = 1 pica, 6 picas = 1 inch)
  2. piaster
  3. pious
    • 1927, Magdalen King-Hall, I Think I Remember: Being the Random Recollections of Sir Wickham Woolicomb, an Ordinary English Snob and Gentleman
      Our Major was "Cherub" Cheeseman, noted for his foul language. I am afraid he lost a tidy little legacy that he was expecting from his aunt, the Dowager Lady Shuttlecock (a very "pi" old lady), through this same habit of his.
    • 1972, Anya Seton, Green Darkness, Hachette UK (ISBN 9781444709155)
      “Those are very 'pi' sentiments. Was a preacher in Staffordshire— I was raised chapel, though've tried to forget it—he talked that way... redemption and the lot.”
    • 1994, Roger Gard, Jane Austen's Novels: The Art of Clarity, Yale University Press (ISBN 9780300059267), page 101
      In Sense and Sensibility, as even you might agree, there's at least the danger of a rather pi moral framework clamping down on the spontaneous fun and leaving the sisters to survive - a bit drearily - on the periphery of a mean world.

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AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *pīja, from Proto-Indo-European *pih₃- (compare Greek πίνω ‎(píno), Serbo-Croatian pìti, Italian bere).

VerbEdit

pi ‎(first-person singular past tense piva, participle pirë)

  1. I drink

ConjugationEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Usage notesEdit

  • ai pi - he is a drinker
  • nuk pi duhan - I do not smoke
Derived termsEdit

AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin per. Compare Daco-Romanian pe.

PrepositionEdit

pi

  1. on

Related termsEdit


BerawanEdit

NounEdit

pi

  1. (Central, West) water

ReferenceEdit

  • Robert Blust, 2000, Low Vowel Fronting in Northern Sarawak, Oceanic Linguistics, 39:2, pp. 285-319, page 316
  • Robert Blust, 2006, The Origin of the Kelabit Voiced Aspirates: A Historical Hypothesis Revisited, Oceanic Linguistics, 45:2, pages 311-338

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Provençal pin, from Latin pīnus, ultimately from a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *poi- ‎(sap, juice).

NounEdit

pi m ‎(plural pins)

  1. pine; evergreen tree of the genus Pinus.
  2. pinewood
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

pi f ‎(plural pis)

  1. Pi; the Greek letter Π (lowercase π).

ChachiEdit

NounEdit

pi

  1. water
  2. river

ReferencesEdit


DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pes, pedem.

NounEdit

pi m ‎(plural pič)

  1. foot

FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

pi m ‎(plural pi)

  1. pi (Greek letter)
  2. (mathematics) pi

Etymology 2Edit

ConjunctionEdit

pi

  1. (Quebec, colloquial) Alternative spelling of pis and.

External linksEdit


GuambianoEdit

NounEdit

pi

  1. water
  2. river

ReferencesEdit

  • Beatriz Vásquez de Ruiz, La predicación en guambiano (Colciencias, 1988)
  • Randall Q. Huber, Robert B. Reed, Comparative vocabulary, page 86, 1992

InuktitutEdit

NounEdit

pi (syllabics )

  1. thing

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

pi m ‎(invariable)

  1. pi (Greek letter)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

pi

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Kedah MalayEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

pi

  1. Go
    Satgi kalau depa nak pi keluaq dah, habaq kat aku awai sikit noh, satgi tak dan.
    If they are ready to go out, please inform me earlier, so that I won't be late.
    Hang ni oghang kata pa pun bukan nak dengaq, mampuih pi kat hang la.
    You never listen, just go to hell
  2. Do
    Hangpa pi bedak elok-elok bagi sama banyak buah moktan tu, satgi baghu tak berkelai.
    You should split the rambutans equally between yourselves, then you won't have to fight over it.
    Awat yang hang pi pukui dia, satgi dia bawak mai geng pi taboh hang pulak, lagu mana?
    Why did you hit him, don't you afraid he might summon his gang to beat you up?

See alsoEdit


Lango (Uganda)Edit

NounEdit

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Michael P. Noonan, A Grammar of Lango [Uganda]

LojbanEdit

CmavoEdit

pi ‎(rafsi piz)

  1. decimal point
    xapixa
    6.6
  2. point for other numbering systems (e.g., binary, ternary, octal, etc.)

Related termsEdit


LuoEdit

NounEdit

pi

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Benny Garell Blount, Acquisition of Language by Luo Children (1969), page 57
  • Roy Lawrence Stafford, An elementary Luo grammar, page 24, 1967

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

pi

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

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

Alternative formsEdit

  • pyid (continental Normandy)
  • pid (Jersey, Guernsey)

EtymologyEdit

From Old French pié, from Latin pēs, pedis, from Proto-Indo-European *pṓds.

NounEdit

pi m ‎(plural pis)

  1. (Sark, anatomy) foot

NuerEdit

NounEdit

pi

  1. water

ReferenceEdit

  • Joseph Pasquale Crazzolara, Outlines of a Nuer grammar, page 28, 1933

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

ParticleEdit

pi

  1. an emphatic particle

ConjunctionEdit

pi

  1. also, even so
  2. even

ReferencesEdit

  • pi in Pali Text Society (1921–1925), Pali-English Dictionary, London: Chipstead. (licensed under CC-BY-NC)

PirahãEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

pi

  1. water

ReferenceEdit

  • Pirahã Dictionary/ Dicionário Mura-Pirahã
  • Čestmír Loukotka, ‎Johannes Wilbert (editor), Classification of South American Indian Languages (1968, Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, University of California), page(s) 96 (as , ipé)

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek πεῖ ‎(peî).

NounEdit

pi m (plural pis)

  1. pi (name of the Greek letter Π, π)

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeia.

Alternative formsEdit

InterjectionEdit

pi

  1. bleep (high-pitched sound)

QuechuaEdit

PronounEdit

pi

  1. who

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 n ‎(Cyrillic spelling пи̑)

  1. pi (Greek letter)
  2. pi (mathematical constant)

ShillukEdit

NounEdit

pi

  1. water

ReferenceEdit

  • B. Kohnen, Shilluk grammar : with a little English-Shilluk dictionary, Missioni Africane, Vérone, Italie, 317 pages, page 313, 1933

SloveneEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 m inan ‎(genitive píja or , nominative plural píji or )

  1. pi (Greek letter)
  2. pi (mathematical constant)

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


SpanishEdit

NounEdit

pi f ‎(plural píes)

  1. pi; the Greek letter Π, π

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pi n

  1. (mathematics) pi, a constant
  2. pi; a Greek letter

TotoroEdit

NounEdit

pi

  1. water

ReferenceEdit


TsafikiEdit

NounEdit

pi

  1. water

ReferenceEdit


VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *pii, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *piŋe.

NounEdit

pi

  1. tooth (protrusion of certain objects, e.g. a saw, rake)

InflectionEdit

Inflection of pi
nominative sing. pi
genitive sing. pin
partitive sing. pid
partitive plur. pid
singular plural
nominative pi pid
accusative pin pid
genitive pin piden
partitive pid pid
essive-instructive pin pin
translative pikš pikš
inessive piš piš
elative pišpäi pišpäi
illative  ? pihe
adessive pil pil
ablative pilpäi pilpäi
allative pile pile
abessive pita pita
comitative pinke pidenke
prolative pidme pidme
approximative I pinno pidenno
approximative II pinnoks pidennoks
egressive pinnopäi pidennopäi
terminative I  ? pihesai
terminative II pilesai pilesai
terminative III pissai
additive I  ? pihepäi
additive II pilepäi pilepäi

ReferencesEdit

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “зуб”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika
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