chi

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English[edit]

Ancient Greek Alphabet

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Χ χ
Ancient Greek: χεῖ
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin chī, from Ancient Greek χεῖ (kheî).

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaɪ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Noun[edit]

chi (plural chis)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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From the Wade–Giles romanization of Mandarin (), from Middle Chinese (MC kʰɨiH), from Old Chinese (OC *kʰɯds, “breath, vapor”). Compare modern Japanese () (ki), Korean (, gi) and Vietnamese khí ().

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Noun[edit]

chi (usually uncountable, plural chis)

  1. (philosophy) A life force in traditional Chinese philosophy, culture, medicine, etc, related (but not limited) to breath and circulation.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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From the pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese (chǐ). Doublet of chek.

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Noun[edit]

chi (usually uncountable, plural chis)

  1. The Chinese foot, a traditional Chinese unit of length based on the human forearm.
  2. (Mainland China) The Chinese unit of length standardized in 1984 as 1/3 of a meter.
  3. (Taiwan) The Taiwanese unit of length standardized as 10/33 of a meter, identical to the Japanese shaku.
  4. (Hong Kong) The chek or Hong Kong foot, a unit of length standardized as 0.371475 meters.
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Related terms[edit]
  • shaku, the equivalent Japanese unit

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Atsahuaca[edit]

Noun[edit]

chi

  1. fire

Chickasaw[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

chi

  1. you

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

chi

  1. my

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *tɨɣ, from Proto-Celtic *tegos, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)teg-.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Standard Cornish) chy

Noun[edit]

chi m (plural chiow or treven)

  1. (Standard Written Form) house

Mutation[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Particle[edit]

chi

  1. H-system spelling of ĉi

Garo[edit]

Noun[edit]

chi

  1. water

References[edit]

  • The Bodos in Assam: a socio-cultural study, year 2005-2006 (2007)

Guerrero Amuzgo[edit]

Noun[edit]

chi

  1. grandfather

Adverb[edit]

chi

  1. not

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin quis, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis, *kʷos.

Pronoun[edit]

chi

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin quī, from Old Latin quei, from Proto-Italic *kʷoi.

Pronoun[edit]

chi

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

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin chī, from Ancient Greek χεῖ (kheî).

Noun[edit]

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chi m or f (invariable)

  1. chi (Greek letter)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

K'iche'[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

chi

  1. and
  2. that
  3. in

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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.

Norman[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

chi m

  1. Alternative form of chièr

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

chi m (plural chis)

  1. Alternative form of qi

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quid, from Proto-Italic *kʷid, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid.

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Conjunction[edit]

chi

  1. (Limba Sarda Comuna) that

Pronoun[edit]

chi

  1. (relative, Limba Sarda Comuna) who, whom, which (nominative and accusative case)

Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“branch; to spend”).

Noun[edit]

chi

  1. (taxonomy) genus
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Verb[edit]

chi

  1. to spend (money); to pay out; to disburse
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Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun[edit]

chi

  1. (formal, anatomy, chiefly zoology) a limb
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Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Cognate with Muong chi.

Pronoun[edit]

chi ()

  1. (Central Vietnam, literary elsewhere) Synonym of
    Mi mần chi rứa?
    Whatcha doing over there?
    • (Can we date this quote?) “Tình đến rồi đi [Love Comes and Goes]”, performed by Thu Thủy:
      Cuộc tình đến rồi đi. Buồn làm chi nhung nhớ làm gì.
      Love comes and goes. Why be sad? Why be tormented by it?

Adverb[edit]

chi ()

  1. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) what for
    Làm vậy chi?
    What did you do that for?

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
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Yola[edit]

Noun[edit]

chi

  1. A small quantity

References[edit]

  • J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)

Zou[edit]

Noun[edit]

chi

  1. seed

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