Sino-

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See also: sino, sinó, sino-, si no, sin-o, s-ino, and S-ino

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From Late Latin Sinae ‎(the southern Chinese), from Ptolemy's Ancient Greek Σῖναι ‎(Sînai, the southern Chinese), of uncertain etymology but probably from Sanskrit चीन ‎(Cina, southern China), possibly via Arabic اَلصِّين ‎(aṣ-ṣīn, southern China; the southern Chinese) and usually held to derive from Old Chinese ‎(*Dzin, Qin). See "Names of China" at Wikipedia.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪnəʊ/, /ˈsaɪnəʊ/

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Sino-

  1. A combining form relating to China or the Chinese, in those terms' various senses.
    In the 1970s, Sino-Soviet rivalry also spread to Africa and the Middle East.
    He's a Sino-Kadazan: half Chinese, half Kadazan.

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