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 History of this Word

"sino" is from "Sin" (China) spoken by people of the Middle East about 300 AD

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
sinologue
sinology

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"sino-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "Chinese" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

sino- illustration French sinologist received this year's Award.
sino- illustration The second Sino-Japanese War had begun.