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陰陽

ChineseEdit

 
(of weather) overcast; Yin; feminine; moon; cloudy; negative (electric.); shady
positive (electric.); sun
trad. (陰陽)
simp. (阴阳)
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.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (陰陽, reconstructed)
Character (陰), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 侵
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 於金切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiɪm/ /ʔi̯əm/ /ʔiəm/ /ʔim/ /ʔim/ /ĭĕm/ /ʔjem/
Character (陽), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 以 (36)
Final: 陽
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 與章切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/jɨɐŋ/ /i̯aŋ/ /iaŋ/ /jiɐŋ/ /jɨaŋ/ /jĭaŋ/ /iɑŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (陰陽, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yīn ‹ ʔim › /*q(r)um/ dark
yáng ‹ yang › /*laŋ/ bright

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
6623 1 /*qrɯm/
14590 0 /*laŋ/
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NounEdit

陰陽

  1. negative and positive; yin and yang; yin-yang;
    陰陽 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    阴阳 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: I Ching, 3rd – 2nd millennia BCE
    Yīnyáng bù cè zhī wèi shén. [Pinyin]
    That which can not be measured (in straightforward terms such as) black and white (bad and good; negative and positive etc.) is called mysterious (or divine).

CompoundsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (陰陽):

Others


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"