Sinitic
adjective Etymology: Late Latin Sinae, plural, Chinese + English -itic (as in Semitic) — more at Sino- Date: circa 1895 of or relating to the Chinese, their language, or their culture

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  • Sinitic — [sī nit′ik, sinit′ik] n. [see SINO , ITE1, & IC] a branch of the Sino Tibetan family of languages, including the languages of China adj. of China or its people, languages, or culture …   English World dictionary

  • Sinitic — I noun a group of Sino Tibetan languages • Syn: ↑Sinitic language • Hypernyms: ↑Sino Tibetan, ↑Sino Tibetan language • Hyponyms: ↑Chinese …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sinitic — /saɪˈnɪtɪk/ (say suy nitik) noun a branch of the Sino Tibetan family of languages, consisting of the various dialects of Chinese. Compare Tibeto Burman. –Sinitic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sinitic — /si nit ik/, n. 1. a branch of Sino Tibetan consisting of the various local languages and dialects whose speakers share literary Chinese as their standard language. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Chinese, their language, or their culture. [1890… …   Universalium

  • Sinitic — adjective Of or relating to China, the country. Syn: Chinese …   Wiktionary

  • Sinitic — adj. Chinese, pertaining to China and its inhabitants n. family of languages and dialects spoken in China …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sinitic — [sɪ nɪtɪk] adjective relating to or denoting the division of the Sino Tibetan language family that includes the many forms of Chinese. Origin C19: via late L. from Gk sinai the Chinese , from Arab. ṛīn, denoting the Chinese empire …   English new terms dictionary

  • sinitic — si·nit·ic …   English syllables

  • Sinitic — Si•nit•ic [[t]sɪˈnɪt ɪk[/t]] n. 1) peo the branch of Sino Tibetan consisting of ancient and modern Chinese in its literary and dialect forms 2) of or pertaining to the Chinese, their language, or their culture • Etymology: 1890–95; < LL… …   From formal English to slang

  • Sinitic languages — Sinitic Geographic distribution: China Linguistic classification: Sino Tibetan Sinitic Subdivisions: Chinese Bai (disputed) …   Wikipedia

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