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[ 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.

Nearby words

xerox, xerus, xerxes, xerxes i, xhosa, xi, xi baryon, xi jiang, xi particle, xi'an, xi-c baryon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for xis

  • It is not thinkable, and yet the like of it happened to xis in Seville from our manager.

    Familiar Spanish Travels|W. D. Howells

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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Word Origin and History for xis



fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for xis


[ zī, sī, ksē ]


The 14th letter of the Greek alphabet.
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