الصين

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian 𐭰𐭩𐭭(čīn, China), from Sanskrit चीन (cīna, China), itself usually derived from Old Chinese (*Dzin, Qin). It's one of the Arabic country names which require the definite article ال(al-). See “Names of China” at Wikipedia.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

الصِّين (aṣ-ṣīnf

  1. China (a region and country in East Asia)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “صين”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

South Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Arabic الصِّين(aṣ-ṣīn).

Proper nounEdit

الصين (iṣ-ṣīnf

  1. China (a country in Asia)

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