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[From Late Latin Sīnae, the Chinese, from Greek Sīnai, probably ultimately of Indic origin; akin to Sanskrit Cīnāḥ, the Chinese, probably from a Chinese source akin to Middle Chinese tsɦin, Qin (also the source of Mandarin Qín); see Qin.]
1. (Peoples) Chinese: Sino-Tibetan; Sinology.
2. (Languages) Chinese: Sino-Tibetan; Sinology.
[from French, from Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese, from Late Greek Sinai, from Arabic Sīn China, probably from Chinese Ch'in]
a combining form meaning “China” or “Chinese”: Sinology; Sino-Tibetan.
Sino-[ˈsaɪnəʊ-] prefix → sino-
pref → chinesisch-, sino- (form); Sino-American → chinesisch-amerikanisch, sinoamerikanisch (form)