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phi

[fahy] /faɪ/
noun, plural phis.
1.
the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet (Φ, φ).
2.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
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British Dictionary definitions for phi

phi

/faɪ/
noun (pl) phis
1.
the 21st letter in the Greek alphabet (Φ, φ), a consonant, transliterated as ph or f
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Word Origin and History for phi

twenty-first letter of the Greek alphabet; see ph.

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phi in Medicine

phi n.

Symbol φ The 21st letter of the Greek alphabet.

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Related Abbreviations for phi

PHI

  1. Philidelphia Eagles
  2. Philidelphia Phillies
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Encyclopedia Article for phi

nat

in Burmese folk religion, any of a group of spirits that are the objects of an extensive, probably pre-Buddhist cult; in Thailand a similar spirit is called phi. Most important of the nats are a group collectively called the "thirty-seven," made up of spirits of human beings who have died violent deaths. They are capable of protecting the believer when kept properly propitiated and of causing harm when offended or ignored.

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