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(of weather) overcast; Yin; feminine; moon; cloudy; negative (electric.); shady
positive (electric.); sun; male
trad. (陰陽)
simp. (阴阳)
Literally: “moonlight (dark) and sunlight (light)”.
 
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EtymologyEdit

Yin later came to be associated with “female, dark, soft, passive, etc.”, and yang later came to be associated with “male, light, hard, active, etc.”.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (34) (36)
Final () (140) (105)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () Chongniu III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʔˠiɪm/ /jɨɐŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʔᵚim/ /jiɐŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiem/ /iɑŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʔjim/ /jɨaŋ/
Li
Rong
/ʔjəm/ /iaŋ/
Wang
Li
/ĭĕm/ /jĭaŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔi̯əm/ /i̯aŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yīn yáng
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
yīn yáng
Middle
Chinese
‹ ʔim › ‹ yang ›
Old
Chinese
/*q(r)um/ /*laŋ/
English dark 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
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 6623 14590
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*qrɯm/ /*laŋ/

NounEdit

陰陽

  1. (Chinese philosophy) yin and yang () (two opposing forces in nature)
  2. (figuratively) two contrasting things; antitheses
  3. (literary) ancient Chinese astronomy, especially the study of the movement of celestial bodies
  4. (literary, historical) occult arts such as astrology, divination, geomancy, etc.
  5. (literary, historical) yin-yang geomancer
  6. (physics) cathode and anode (Short for 陰極. and Short for 陽極.)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (陰陽):

Others:


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
おん
Grade: S
よう > みょう
Grade: 3
goon
Kanji in this term
おん
Grade: S
よう
Grade: 3
goon
Kanji in this term
いん
Grade: S
よう
Grade: 3
kan’on

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 陰陽 (MC ʔˠiɪm jɨɐŋ). The reading for changes to myō as an instance of renjō (連声).

NounEdit

陰陽 (hiragana いんよう, rōmaji in'yō, alternative reading おんよう, rōmaji on'yō, alternative reading おんみょう, rōmaji onmyō)

  1. yin-yang

See alsoEdit


KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

陰陽 (eumyang) (hangeul 음양)

  1. Hanja form? of 음양 (yin-yang).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

陰陽

  1. Hán tự form of âm dương (yin-yang).