chi

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Ancient Greek Alphabet

phi
Greek uc chi.png Greek lc chi.png
psi
Χ χ
Ancient Greek: χεῖ
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Noun[edit]

chi (plural chis)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See qi.

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Noun[edit]

chi (uncountable)

  1. A form of psychic energy.
    • 2001Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 196
      He took several deep breaths, finding his chi as Butler had taught him.
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Amuzgo[edit]

Noun[edit]

chi

  1. grandfather

Adverb[edit]

chi

  1. not

Atsahuaca[edit]

Noun[edit]

chi

  1. fire

Chickasaw[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

chi

  1. you

Pronoun[edit]

chi

  1. my

Cornish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *tegos, from Proto-Indo-European *tegos (cover, roof).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

chi m (plural chiow, treven)

  1. house

Esperanto[edit]

Particle[edit]

chi

  1. H-system spelling of ĉi

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin quis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

chi

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin qui.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

chi

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

Noun[edit]

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chi m, f (invariable)

  1. chi (Greek letter)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chi

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Jèrriais[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chi m (feminine chiéthe, masculine plural chis, feminine plural chiéthes)

  1. Alternative form of chièr.

Ladin[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

chi

  1. who, whoever

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chi

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chī.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chí.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǐ.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chì.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chi

  1. leg, limb
  2. line of descent

Verb[edit]

chi

  1. to spend (money), to pay out, to disburse


Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Welsh chwi, from Proto-Celtic *swīs (compare Breton c'hwi, Cornish hwi, Old Irish síi), from Proto-Indo-European *wos.

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Pronoun[edit]

chi

  1. you (plural; polite)
Usage notes[edit]

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 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

chi m

  1. aspirated form of ci
Mutation[edit]
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
ci gi nghi chi