Meaning of Sino-Xenic in English:

Sino-Xenic

adjective

Linguistics
  • Of or relating to a language which is unrelated to Chinese but contains numerous words and other linguistic elements borrowed from or modelled on Chinese.

    Usually with reference to Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese: see Sino-,
    Sino-Japanese
    .

Pronunciation

Sino-Xenic

/ˌsʌɪnə(ʊ)ˈzɛnɪk/ /ˌsʌɪnə(ʊ)ˈziːnɪk/ /ˌsɪnə(ʊ)ˈzɛnɪk/

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in University of California Publications in East Asiatic Philology. From Sino- + xeno- + -ic, after Sino-Japanese, Sino-Korean, etc.