Chi, Chī: 10 definitions


Chi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhi.

Ambiguity: Although Chi has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Ci.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Chi in China is the name of a plant defined with Houttuynia cordata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Polypara cochinchinensis Loureiro (among others).

2) Chi is also identified with Panicum miliaceum It has the synonym Milium paniceum Mill. (etc.).

3) Chi in Ghana is also identified with Sorghum bicolor It has the synonym Andropogon subglabrescens Steud. (etc.).

4) Chi in Indochina is also identified with Litchi chinensis It has the synonym Nephelium litchi Cambess. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Descripción de las Plantas (1802)
· Species Plantarum
· Grasses of Ceylon (1956)
· Flora Peruviana (1798)
· Flora Cochinchinensis (1790)
· Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1931)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Chi, for example diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, extract dosage, health benefits, side effects, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

chī (छी).—An interjection of contempt &c. pshaw! pish! fie!

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

chī (छी).—An interjection of contempt, &c. pshaw, pish, fie.

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chī (छी).—or-chī f A sort of spear.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chi (छि).—f. [cho-vā° ki] Abuse, reproach.

Derivable forms: chiḥ (छिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Chi (छि).—m. (chiḥ) Abuse, reproach. E. cho to cut, ki aff. garhāyām .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Chi (छि):—m. abuse, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Chi (छि):—(chiḥ) 2. m. Abuse.

[Sanskrit to German]

Chi in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Chī (ಛೀ):—

1) [independent] an indeclinable used to express abhorrence, detestation, deep repugnance, etc..clause2) [independent] ಛೀ ಪೆಟ್ಟು ಹಾಕು [chi pettu haku] chī peṭṭu hāku = ಛೀಮಾರಿ ಹಾಕು [chimari haku]; ಛೀ ಹಾಕು [chi haku] chī hāku = ಛೀಮಾರಿ ಹಾಕು [chimari haku].clause

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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