See also: Sinoxenic


Alternative forms


From Sino- + xeno- + -ic, from Late Latin Sīnae (the Chinese) + Ancient Greek ξένος (xénos, foreign); coined by American linguist Samuel Martin in 1953.


Sino-Xenic (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) Related to pronunciations for reading Chinese in Japan, Korea and Vietnam, originating in medieval times and the source of large-scale borrowings of Chinese words into Japonic, Koreanic and Vietnamese languages, none of which are genetically related to Chinese (excluding Sinitic topolects).
    Example: the Chinese term 歷史历史 (lìshǐ, “history”) has the following Sino-Xenic descendants:


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