[ zahy, sahy; Greek ksee ]
/ zaɪ, saɪ; Greek ksi /

noun, plural xis.

the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet (Ξ, ξ).
the group of consonant sounds represented by this letter.
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British Dictionary definitions for xis (1 of 2)

/ (zaɪ, saɪ, ksaɪ, ksiː) /

noun plural xis

the 14th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ξ, ξ), a composite consonant, transliterated as x

British Dictionary definitions for xis (2 of 2)


Hsi or Si

/ (ʃiː) /


a river in S China, rising in Yunnan province and flowing east to the Canton delta on the South China Sea: the main river system of S China. Length: about 1900 km (1200 miles)
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Medical definitions for xis

[ zī, sī, ksē ]


The 14th letter of the Greek alphabet.
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