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ch'i n : the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health [syn: qi, chi, ki]chi

Noun

1 the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health [syn: qi, ch'i, ki]
2 the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet [syn: khi]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • /xaɪ, kaɪ/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪ

Letter

chi
  1. The twenty-second letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets, and the twenty-third letter of Old and Ancient alphabets.

Etymology 2

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • /tʃiː/

Noun

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

Noun

chi

Adverb

chi

Chickasaw

Alternative spellings

Pronoun

chi

Pronoun

chi

Chinese

Verb

chi

Italian

Pronunciation

  • [ki]

Pronoun

chi

Japanese

Mandarin

Verb

  1. eat
    wo bu ai chi zhurou. "I don't like to eat pork."

Pinyin syllable

chi
  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, chī, chí, chǐ, or chì.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Vietnamese

Noun

chi
  1. leg, limb
  2. line of descent

Verb

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

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • xi
  • xi

Pronoun

chi
  1. you (plural)

Noun

chi
  1. ci (dog) with the aspirate mutation.

Conjugation

welsh mutation c- i

Extensive Definition

Chi may refer to:
CHI may refer to:

People with the given name

See also

chi in German: Chi (Begriffsklärung)
chi in Spanish: Chi
chi in French: CHI
chi in Italian: CHI
chi in Kurdish: Chi (cudakirin)
chi in Dutch: Chi
chi in Japanese: CHI
chi in Norwegian: Qi
chi in Polish: Chi
chi in Portuguese: Chi
chi in Kölsch: CHI (Watt ėßß datt?)
chi in Simple English: Chi
chi in Vietnamese: Chi (định hướng)
chi in Contenese: 氣

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Calvary cross, Christogram, Greek cross, Jerusalem cross, Latin cross, Maltese cross, Russian cross, T, X, ankh, avellan cross, chi-rho, christcross, crisscross, cross, cross ancre, cross botonee, cross bourdonee, cross fitche, cross fleury, cross formee, cross fourchee, cross grignolee, cross moline, cross of Cleves, cross of Lorraine, cross patee, cross recercelee, cross-crosslet, crossbones, crosslet, crucifix, cruciform, crux, crux ansata, crux capitata, crux decussata, crux gammata, crux immissa, crux ordinaria, dagger, ex, exing, fork cross, gammadion, inverted cross, long cross, papal cross, pectoral cross, potent cross, rood, saltire, swastika, tau, trefled cross, voided cross
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