Main meanings of chi in English

: chi1chi2

chi1

Pronunciation /kʌɪ/

noun

  • 1The twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet (Χ, χ), transliterated as ‘kh’ or ‘ch’.

    ‘This use of h was first established in Latin, which used ch, ph, and th for the Greek letters chi, phi, and theta.’
    • ‘It is possible that the substitution of ‘ck’ with ‘x’ is a linguistic nod to the Greek letter chi.’
    • ‘An X-like character in the Greek alphabet is called chi (pronounced kee).’
    • ‘He had a dream in which he saw the chi and the rho, the first two Greek letters of Jesus' name, saying ‘In this sign, conquer’, and so he had that emblazoned on a banner he went out the next day under the name of the crucified.’
    1. 1.1Astronomy followed by Latin genitive The twenty-second star in a constellation.
      • ‘Chi Ophiuchi’

Origin

Greek.

Main meanings of chi in English

: chi1chi2

chi2

Pronunciation /kiː/

noun

variant spelling of qi