[ sahy-nol-uh-jee, si- ]
/ saɪˈnɒl ə dʒi, sɪ- /
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the study of the language, literature, history, customs, etc., of China.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM SinologySi·no·log·i·cal [sahyn-l-oj-i-kuhl, sin-], /ˌsaɪn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌsɪn-/, adjective
Words nearby Sinology
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The science of Sinology (systematic study of China through Chinese texts) has won its place among the archaeological disciplines.Government in Republican China|Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
British Dictionary definitions for Sinology
/ (saɪˈnɒlədʒɪ, sɪ-) /
the study of Chinese history, language, culture, etc
Derived forms of SinologySinological (ˌsaɪnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl, ˌsɪn-), adjectiveSinologist, nounSinologue (ˈsaɪnəˌlɒɡ), noun
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