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what's origin of word 'Sino', eg. Sino-US talks?

Postby minhwa » Thu, 03 Feb 2005 10:39 am

anyone knows why sino means things related to china? my (cheap?) dictionary doesnt go into its origin, and wikipedia has nothing on it.


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Postby jpatokal » Sat, 05 Feb 2005 8:27 pm

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=sino :

[From Late Latin Sinae, the Chinese, from Greek Sinai, from Arabic Siin, China, probably from Chinese Qín, Qin. See Qin.]


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