English edit

Etymology 1 edit

Clipping of shibire. Coined by Japanese-Canadian geneticist and zoologist David Suzuki, the person who also coined "shibire".

Noun edit

shi (uncountable)

  1. (genetics) Abbreviation of shibire.
Derived terms edit
shibire

Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ʃaɪ/ (expressly not /ʃi/)

Pronoun edit

shi

  1. (rare, furry fandom) Alternative form of sie (gender-neutral pronoun)
    • 1999 november 20, "Chakat Goldfur" (username), Furry Art on Ebay...horrible shameless plug, alt.fan.furry, Usenet:
      The mother was Chakat Goldfur and the sire was Garrek Redfox (foxtaur) so she[sic] has the same red fur but cougar-like markings. Of course shi’s still only a cub yet, but if shi grows up to look anything like the your Jaguar-Vixen, shi’s going to be a heartbreaker!
    • 2001 January 25, "Achowth Keciyl" (username), quoting "A. Seraph" (username), Fur: The one and only Herm Gengimal, in fur.artwork.erotica, Usenet:
      > Unlike most Furry Hermaphrodites I've seen, Clash is fairly
      > androgynous. Shi is remarkable in hir modesty.
      >
      > But shi IS rather naughty, as you can see.
    • 2006, Kenneth Fox, Joined in Mind and Body, Kenneth Fox, →ISBN, page 230:
      Dropping hir forebody down just a little, shi bent over double at the waist. Andrew's eyes blinked open as whiskers met his cheeks just before feline lips. He purred to hir and reached up to caress hir back as shi kissed him ...
Synonyms edit

Etymology 3 edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

shi (uncountable)

  1. Apocopic form of shit

Interjection edit

shi

  1. Apocopic form of shit

See also edit

See also edit

Anagrams edit

Albanian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Albanian *śūh, from Proto-Indo-European *suh₂-s < *sh₂ew- (to rain). Compare Ancient Greek ὕει (húei, it rains), Hittite [script needed] (ishuwāi, (s)he pours out, spills), Tocharian B suwaṃ (it rains).[1]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

shi m (plural shira, definite shiu, definite plural shirat)

  1. rain

Declension edit

References edit

  1. ^ Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 2013), 226.

Aromanian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin sic. Compare to Daco-Romanian și.

Pronunciation edit

Conjunction edit

shi

  1. and
  2. also

Dena'ina edit

Pronoun edit

shi

  1. I, me (first-person singular)

Related terms edit

Drung edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *səj.

Verb edit

shi

  1. to die

References edit

  • Ross Perlin (2019) A Grammar of Trung[1], Santa Barbara: University of California

Esperanto edit

Pronoun edit

shi

  1. H-system spelling of ŝi

Hausa edit

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

shi m sg (feminine ita, plural su)

  1. he (3rd person singular pronoun)

See also edit

  • másà (3rd person singular masculine indirect object enclitic pronoun)
  • shí (3rd person singular masculine independent object pronoun)
  • -sà (3rd person singular masculine possessive enclitic pronoun)

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

shi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of
  3. Rōmaji transcription of しっ

Jingpho edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ts(j)i(j) ~ tsjaj (ten).

Numeral edit

shi

  1. ten

Kwama edit

Noun edit

shi

  1. tooth

References edit

  • Goldberg, Justin; Asadik, Habte; Bekama, Jiregna; Mengistu, Mulat (2016) Gwama – English Dictionary[2], SIL International

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

shi (shi5shi0, Zhuyin ˙ㄕ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  2. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  3. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 𥫽

shi

  1. Nonstandard spelling of shī.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of shí.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of shǐ.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of shì.

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Scots edit

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

shi

  1. (South Scots, personal) she

Usage notes edit

Used alongside the English she (/ʃiː/).

See also edit

Yanomamö edit

Noun edit

shi (plural shi pë)

  1. feces, castings, poop

References edit

  • Lizot, Jacques (2004) Diccionario enciclopédico de la lengua yãnomãmɨ (in Spanish), Vicariato apostólico de Puerto Ayacucho, →ISBN

Ye'kwana edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

shi

  1. (transitive) to tear, to slash, to scratch

Derived terms edit

References edit

  • Hall, Katherine (2007), “-iši-”, in Mary Ritchie Key & Bernard Comrie, editors, The Intercontinental Dictionary Series[3], Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, published 2021