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陰陽

ChineseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

  • Root meaning: moonlight (dark) and sunlight (light). Yin later came to be associated with female, negative etc. Yang later came to be associated with male, positive etc.
  • c. 479 BCE - 221 BCE: Confucius, 周易/繫辭上#第五章 (Zhou Yi, Appended Words Part one, Chapter five)
    陰陽
    That which can not be measured (in straight forward terms such as) black and white (bad and good; negative and positive etc.) is called mysterious (or divine)

NounEdit

陰陽

  1. negative and positive; yin and yang; yin-yang;

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 3

NounEdit

陰陽 (hiragana いんよう, romaji in'yō)

陰陽 (hiragana おんよう, romaji on'yō)

陰陽 (hiragana おんみょう, romaji onmyō)

  1. yin-yang, (Yin and Yang)

See alsoEdit


KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

陰陽 (eumyang) (hangeul 음양)

  1. Hanja form? of 음양, “yin-yang”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

陰陽

  1. Hán tự form of âm dương, "yin-yang"