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chi 1

also khi  (kī, kē)
n.
The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Late Greek khī, from earlier khei.]

chi 2

also ch'i or qi  (chē)
n.
The vital force believed in Taoism and other Chinese thought to be inherent in all things. The unimpeded circulation of chi and a balance of its negative and positive forms in the body are held to be essential to good health in traditional Chinese medicine.

[Mandarin , air, spirit, energy of life, from Middle Chinese khi`.]

chi

(kaɪ)
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet (Χ, χ), a consonant, transliterated as ch or rarely kh

chi

(tʃiː) ,

ch'i

or

qi

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) (sometimes capital) (in Oriental medicine, martial arts, etc) vital energy believed to circulate round the body in currents
[Chinese, literally: energy]

chi

(kaɪ)

n., pl. chis.
the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet (Χ, χ).
[< Greek]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chi - the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all thingschi - 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
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
vim, vitality, energy - a healthy capacity for vigorous activity; "jogging works off my excess energy"; "he seemed full of vim and vigor"
2.chi - the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
Greek alphabet - the alphabet used by ancient Greeks
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
Translations
khi
qui
References in classic literature ?
He caricatured the practice in the very form of his diction, as in the verse: '{Epsilon pi iota chi alpha rho eta nu / epsilon iota delta omicron nu / Mu alpha rho alpha theta omega nu alpha delta epsilon / Beta alpha delta iota zeta omicron nu tau alpha}, or, {omicron upsilon kappa / alpha nu / gamma / epsilon rho alpha mu epsilon nu omicron sigma / tau omicron nu / epsilon kappa epsilon iota nu omicron upsilon /epsilon lambda lambda epsilon beta omicron rho omicron nu}.
Or, if for the line, {delta iota phi rho omicron nu / alpha epsilon iota kappa epsilon lambda iota omicron nu / kappa alpha tau alpha theta epsilon iota sigma / omicron lambda iota gamma eta nu / tau epsilon / tau rho alpha pi epsilon iota sigma / omicron lambda iota gamma eta nu / tau epsilon / tau rho alpha pi epsilon zeta alpha nu),} We read, {delta iota phi rho omicron nu / mu omicron chi theta eta rho omicron nu / kappa alpha tau alpha theta epsilon iota sigma / mu iota kappa rho alpha nu / tau epsilon / tau rho alpha pi epsilon zeta alpha nu}.
Again, Ariphrades ridiculed the tragedians for using phrases which no one would employ in ordinary speech: for example, {delta omega mu alpha tau omega nu / alpha pi omicron} instead of {alpha pi omicron / delta omega mu alpha tau omega nu}, {rho epsilon theta epsilon nu}, {epsilon gamma omega / delta epsilon / nu iota nu}, {Alpha chi iota lambda lambda epsilon omega sigma / pi epsilon rho iota} instead of (pi epsilon rho iota / 'Alpha chi iota lambda lambda epsilon omega sigma}, and the like.
In the Li Chi these luminous words befall: "The lust for honours honours not at all," Here is the golden line we most forget.
If I were sole owner we'd shake hands on it now, my dear Dantes, and call it settled; but I have a partner, and you know the Italian proverb -- Chi ha compagno ha padrone --
It was Chi Slim, who had been with me once when I was thrown off a freight in Jacksonville.
the clerk called out, and Chi Slim, with the ease of long practice, stood up.
Vagrant, your Honor,' the bailiff volunteered, and his Honor, not deigning to look at the prisoner, snapped,'Ten days,' and Chi Slim sat down.
His companion, Chan Chi, had been a hatchet-man of note, in the old fighting days of the San Franciseo tongs.
Paul, Gow Yum, and Chan Chi were to be paid was beyond him.
The Chi nese theatres across the water made, in the sparsely twinkling masses of gloom an Eastern town pre sents at night, blazing centres of light, and of a distant and howling uproar.
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