シナ

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Sinitic 支那.

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シナ (hiragana しな, romaji Shina)

  1. China (can be derogatory in modern speech)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin cina, variously given as short for Artemisia cina ("Chinese artemisia"), or Semen cina ("Chinese seed")[1]. The kanji used are ateji.

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シナ (hiragana しな, romaji shina)

  1. Artemisia cina: also known as santonica, Levant wormseed, and wormseed; an herbaceous perennial of the daisy family, historically used as a vermifugic anthelmintic (a drug to rid the body of parasitic worms)
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  1. ^ "The guiding symptoms of our materia medica, Volume 4", University of California: 1884. URL accessed on 2012-05-29.