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

EtymologyEdit

Root meaning: moonlight (dark) and sunlight (light). Yin later came to be associated with female, dark, soft, passive etc. 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
Baxter-Sagart 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/
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NounEdit

陰陽

  1. dark and light; 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) (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, alternative reading おんよう, romaji on'yō, alternative reading おんみょう, romaji onmyō)

  1. yin-yang, (Yin and Yang)

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KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

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
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