xi

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See also: XI, , , , , and χι

English[edit]

Ancient Greek Alphabet

nu
Greek uc xi.pngGreek lc xi.png
omicron
Ξ ξ
Ancient Greek: ξεῖ
Wikipedia article on xi


Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξεῖ (kseî), ξῖ (ksî).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

xi (plural xis)

  1. The name for 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.

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

xi m (plural xi)

  1. xi (Greek letter)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

xi m, f (invariable)

  1. xi (all senses)

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

xi

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

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.

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

xi m (plural xis)

  1. Alternative spelling of csi.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

xi f (plural xíes)

  1. xi; the Greek letter Ξ, ξ