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sino-

  1. a combining form representing sinus in compound words: sinorespiratory.
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Sino-

  1. a combining form meaning “Chinese”: Sino-Tibetan; Sinology.
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Origin of Sino-

< New Latin, combining form representing Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese < Late Greek SînaiChinese Qìn Ch'in
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Historical Examples of sino

  • La seorita no se mostr10 enojada, sino antes bien gozosa, y pasaron algunos das de esta manera.

    Doa Perfecta

    Benito Prez Galds

  • Jams aconsej medios violentos5 ni sanguinarios, ni atrocidades de mal gnero, sino sutiles trazas que no contenan pecado.

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  • No comprendes la inmensa grandeza, la terrible extensin de mi enemigo, que no es un hombre, sino una secta?

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  • Este caso es el ms grave que he presenciado en mi familia, pues no se trata de manas, sino de verdadera locura.

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  • Ninguna persona puede pasar por all sino los que viven en la casa o que visitan a alguien.

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British Dictionary definitions for sino

Sino-

combining form
  1. ChineseSino-Tibetan; Sinology
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Word Origin for Sino-

from French, from Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese, from Late Greek Sinai, from Arabic Sīn China, probably from Chinese Ch'in
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Word Origin and History for sino

Sino-

before vowels Sin-, word-forming element meaning "Chinese," 1879, from Late Latin Sinæ (plural) "the Chinese," from Ptolemaic Greek Sinai, from Arabic Sin "China," probably from Chinese Ch'in, name of the fourth dynasty of China (see China).

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