Sino-

combining form

Si·​no- ˌsī-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Sino- (audio)
ˈsī-,
-nə
1
: Chinese
sinology
2
: Chinese and
Sino-Tibetan

Word History

Etymology

French, from Late Latin Sinae, plural, Chinese, from Greek Sinai, probably of Indo-Aryan origin; akin to Sanskrit Cīnā, plural, Chinese

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Cite this Entry

“Sino-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sino-. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Sino-

combining form
Si·​no- ˌsī-nō How to pronounce Sino- (audio)
ˈsī-
1
: Chinese
2
: Chinese and
Sino-American
Etymology

derived from Greek Sinai "Chinese"

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