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SMALL ROMAN NUMERAL ELEVEN

[U+2179]
Number Forms
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Translingual

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Symbol

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xi

  1. , the Roman numeral eleven (11)

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English

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Ancient Greek Alphabet

nu
  
omicron
Ξ ξ
Ancient Greek: ξεῖ
Wikipedia article on xi

Etymology

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From Ancient Greek ξεῖ (xeî), ξῖ ().

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Noun

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xi (plural xis)

  1. The 14th letter of Classical and Modern Greek. The 15th in Ancient and Old Greek.
  2. (physics) Either of a pair of hyperons having spin 1/2, which decay into a lambda particle and a pion.

Derived terms

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Translations

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References

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  1. ^ chapter XI, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present. (zaɪ, ksaɪ)
  2. ^ chapter XI, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present. (zaɪ, saɪ, ksi)
  3. ^ chapter XI, in Collins English Dictionary. (zaɪ, saɪ, ksaɪ, ksi)

Anagrams

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See also: theta

Dutch

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek ξῖ ().

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Noun

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xi m or f (plural xi's, diminutive xi'tje n)

  1. xi (letter of the Greek alphabet)

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French

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Noun

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xi m (plural xi or xis)

  1. xi (Greek letter)

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Italian

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek ξεῖ (xeî), ξῖ ().

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈksi/
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Hyphenation:

Noun

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xi m or f (invariable)

  1. the name of the Greek-script letter Ξ/ξ
    1. xi (all senses)

Maltese

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Arabic شَيْء (šayʔ, thing, a thing, something). Compare the same use as a determiner in Moroccan Arabic شي (ši) and North Levantine Arabic شي (ši).

Determiner

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xi

  1. some
    xi mkiensomewhere
    xi ħaddsomeone
    xi ħaġasomething
  2. any
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Etymology 2

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See the lemma.

Pronoun

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xi

  1. Alternative form of x’ (used before a consonant cluster)

Mandarin

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Romanization

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xi

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

Usage notes

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  • 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.

Portuguese

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Pronunciation

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  • Rhymes: -i

Etymology 1

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Alternative forms

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Interjection

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xi

  1. indicates that something has failed
  2. indicates that someone is in trouble

Etymology 2

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Noun

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xi m (plural xis)

  1. Alternative spelling of csi

Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsi/ [ˈsi]
  • Rhymes: -i
  • Syllabification: xi

Noun

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xi f (plural xíes)

  1. xi; the Greek letter Ξ, ξ

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Takelma

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Noun

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xi

  1. water

References

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  • Victor Golla, Takelma Texts and Grammar

Vietnamese

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Etymology

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Perhaps from French cirage

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Noun

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xi

  1. shoe polish