Sinitic

adjective
Si·​nit·​ic | \ sī-ˈni-tik How to pronounce Sinitic (audio) , sə- \

Definition of Sinitic

: of or relating to the Chinese, their language, or their culture

First Known Use of Sinitic

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sinitic

Late Latin Sinae, plural, Chinese + English -itic (as in Semitic) — more at sino-

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4 Oct 2021

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“Sinitic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sinitic. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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