1The twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet (Χ, χ), transliterated in the traditional Latin style as ‘ch’ (as in Christ) or in the modern style as ‘kh’ (as in Khaniá and in the etymologies of this dictionary).
- 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).
Words that rhyme with chially, Altai, apply, assai, awry, ay, aye, Baha'i, belie, bi, Bligh, buy, by, bye, bye-bye, Chiangmai, Ciskei, comply, cry, Cy, Dai, defy, deny, Di, die, do-or-die, dry, Dubai, dye, espy, eye, fie, fly, forbye, fry, Frye, goodbye (US goodby), guy, hereby, hi, hie, high, I, imply, I-spy, July, kai, lie, lye, Mackay, misapply, my, nearby, nigh, Nye, outfly, passer-by, phi, pi, pie, ply, pry, psi, Qinghai, rai, rely, rocaille, rye, scry, serai, shanghai, shy, sigh, sky, Skye, sky-high, sly, spin-dry, spry, spy, sty, Sukhotai, supply, Tai, Thai, thereby, thigh, thy, tie, Transkei, try, tumble-dry, underlie, Versailles, Vi, vie, whereby, why, wry, Wye, xi, Xingtai, Yantai
(also qi or ki)
Variant spelling of qi.
- When we are cold our system contracts - blood and chi do not circulate and we become very quickly fatigued.
- Different traditions call this energy by different names, such as chi, prana and life force.
- The beauty benefits are a side effect, as the real benefit lies in the development of chi (life force), which, when flowing strongly, brings health to the vital organs and is even thought to induce a state of enlightenment.
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