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C3H4I1

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3 letters words from 'chi'

CHI 8HIC 8
ICH 8 

2 letters words from 'chi'

CH 7HI 5

All 3 letters words made out of chi

chi hci cih ich hic ihc

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word chi. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in chi.

Definitions and meaning of chi

chi

Etymology 1

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

Alternative forms

  • khi

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Noun

chi (plural chis)

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

Etymology 2

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 ().

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʃiː/

Noun

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.
Alternative forms
  • ki, qi
Translations
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Etymology 3

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

Alternative forms

  • chih, ch'ih

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʃə/

Noun

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.
Synonyms
  • (traditional, mainland): Chinese foot
  • (Taiwan): Taiwanese foot
  • (Hong Kong): Hong Kong foot, chek
Related terms
  • shaku, the equivalent Japanese unit

Anagrams

  • CIH, HCI, ICH, Ich, hic, ich

Atsahuaca

Noun

chi

  1. fire

Cornish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

Alternative forms

  • (Standard Cornish) chy

Noun

chi m (plural chiow or treven)

  1. (Standard Written Form) house

Mutation


Esperanto

Particle

chi

  1. H-system spelling of ĉi

Garo

Etymology

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *tsju (water, liquid, body fluid). Compare Tibetan ཆུ (chu, water), Chinese (“ladle”), (“to pour”).

Alternative forms

  • চি

Noun

chi

  1. water

Derived terms

  • chibatram
  • chibima
  • chibol
  • chidari
  • chidek
  • chiga
  • chigitok
  • chiganduri
  • chijima
  • chiklok
  • chimik
  • chipek
  • chirama
  • chiret
  • chiriking
  • chiring
  • chisam
  • chisikwilwilgipa
  • chitingkilok
  • kramchi
  • mikchi

References

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

Guerrero Amuzgo

Noun

chi

  1. grandfather

Adverb

chi

  1. not

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [k̟i]

Etymology 1

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

Pronoun

chi

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

Etymology 2

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

Pronoun

chi

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

Etymology 3

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

Noun

chi m or f (invariable)

  1. chi (Greek letter)

Japanese

Romanization

chi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

K'iche'

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃʰiː/

Conjunction

chi

  1. and
  2. that
  3. in

Related terms

  • are chi (in order that)
  • chi chawal (in secret)
  • chi ik’ (monthly)
  • chi jumul (once again)
  • chi nojimal (slowly; little by little)
  • chi saqil (in the open; openly)
  • libaj chi (early)
  • rajwaxik chi (to be necessary to)
  • taqom chi kaj (commanded from heaven; sent from heaven)
  • -umal chi (because)
  • wuqoj chi paq (bubble)
  • wuqüb chi wuqub (7x7)

References

  • Allen J. Christenson, Kʼiche-English dictionary

Ladin

Etymology

From Latin quis, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷís. Cognates include French qui and Italian chi.

Pronoun

chi

  1. who, whoever

Lashi

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t͡ɕʰi/

Pronoun

chi

  1. what?

References

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[1], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

Mandarin

Romanization

chi

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

Usage notes

  • 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

Pronunciation

Adjective

chi m

  1. Alternative form of chièr

Portuguese

Noun

chi m (plural chis)

  1. Alternative form of qi

Sardinian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ki/

Conjunction

chi

  1. (Limba Sarda Comuna) that

Pronoun

chi

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

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [t͡ɕi˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [t͡ɕɪj˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [cɪj˧˧]

Etymology 1

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

Noun

chi

  1. (taxonomy) genus
Derived terms

Verb

chi

  1. to spend (money); to pay out; to disburse
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun

chi

  1. (formal, anatomy, chiefly zoology) a limb
Derived terms

Etymology 3

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

Pronoun

chi • ()

  1. (Central Vietnam, literary elsewhere) Synonym of

Adverb

chi • ()

  1. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) what for

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /χiː/

Etymology 1

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

Alternative forms

  • chwi (literary)

Pronoun

chi

  1. you (plural; polite)
Usage notes

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

Noun

chi m

  1. aspirated form of ci
Mutation

Yola

Noun

chi

  1. A small quantity

References

  • 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

Noun

chi

  1. seed

References

  • http://www.languageinindia.com/feb2013/zouphonologyfinal.pdf

Source: wiktionary.org
  • the twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)