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Is phi a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word phi is a Scrabble US word. The word phi is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

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Is phi a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word phi is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

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Yes. The word phi is a Words With Friends word. The word phi is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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3 letters words from 'phi'

HIP 8PHI 8

2 letters words from 'phi'

HI 5PI 4

All 3 letters words made out of phi

phi hpi pih iph hip ihp

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Definitions and meaning of phi

phi

Etymology

From Late Latin phi, from Ancient Greek φεῖ (pheî).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /faɪ/
    • Rhymes: -aɪ
    • Homophone: fie
  • IPA(key): /fiː/
    • Rhymes: -iː
    • Homophone: fee

Noun

phi (plural phis)

  1. Φ, the 21st letter of the Euclidean and modern Greek alphabet, usually romanized as "ph".
  2. (mathematics) The golden ratio.
  3. A visual illusion whereby a sequential pattern of lights produces a false sense of motion.
    • 1963, Psychology Through Experiment (George Humphrey, ‎Jaroslav Antonio Deutsch), page 90:
      [] tolerance (Frenkel-Brunswik 1949) for it showed that those persons with the strongest defences against internal conflict, i.e. obsessionals and conversion hysterics, were those least able to perceive the reality-conflicting phenomenon of phi.

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See also

  • (Greek letter): Previous: upsilon, Next: chi

References

Anagrams

  • HIP, PIH, hip

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fi/

Noun

phi m (plural phi)

  1. phi (Greek letter)

Further reading

  • “phi” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -i

Noun

phi m (invariable)

  1. phi (Greek letter)

Portuguese

Noun

phi m (plural phi)

  1. Obsolete spelling of fi (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [fi˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [fɪj˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [fɪj˧˧]

Etymology 1

Sino-Vietnamese word from (to fly; to gallop).

Verb

phi

  1. (of a horse) to gallop
  2. to flee; to travel very quickly
  3. to lance (to throw in the manner of a lance)

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Sino-Vietnamese word from (not).

Prefix

phi ()

  1. non-, in-
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Conjunction

phi

  1. if it isn't

Etymology 3

Verb

phi

  1. to stir-fry (an onion, scallion, or clove of garlic) before preparing a dish

Etymology 4

Noun

(classifier con) phi

  1. Various species of saltwater clam of the genus Sanguinolaria, such as Sanguinolaria diphos and Sanguinolaria planculata.

Etymology 5

Borrowed from Latin phi.

Noun

phi

  1. phi (Φ)

Etymology 6

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun

(classifier ) phi

  1. concubines, mistresses, ladies of a monarch.
Synonyms
  • (concubine): vợ lẽ, vợ bé, phi tần
Derived terms

Etymology 7

Romanization

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Derived terms
  • Bột Phi
  • Hàn Phi
  • hoàng phi
  • hoành phi
  • Phi Lai Giang
  • Phi Liêm

See also

  • phi-la-tốp
  • phi lao, phi-lao
  • phi lê, phi-lê (fillet)
  • phi-nan (finale)
  • phi-năng (finance)
  • phương phi

References

  • "phi" in Hồ Ngọc Đức, Free Vietnamese Dictionary Project (details)
  • Lê Sơn Thanh, "Nom-Viet.dat", WinVNKey (details)

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Adjective

-phi?

  1. which

Inflection

References

  • C. M. Doke; B. W. Vilakazi (1972) , “phi”, in Zulu-English Dictionary, →ISBN: “phi

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a Greek letter.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)