See also: Yang, yāng, yáng, yǎng, and yàng

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Chinese ("sun, bright, living, male").

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yang (plural yangs)

  1. The essential male principle in eastern religion or philosophy.
AntonymsEdit
Related termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Korean (yang, “yang, tael”, ).

NounEdit

yang (plural yangs)

  1. The monetary unit of Korea from 1892 to 1902, divided 100 pun.

Etymology 3Edit

Imitative.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

yang (third-person singular simple present yangs, present participle yanging, simple past and past participle yanged)

  1. (rare) To make the cry of the wild goose.
    • 1902, Eleanor Gates, The biography of a prairie girl
      Away they went, the colt in the lead and the pinto after, until they reached the bunch of cottonwoods far up the stream where the yanging wild geese had their nests.
    • 1957, Adelbert Ames, Chronicles from the Nineteenth Century: 1874-1899
      Last night we were awakened by the barking of dogs and yanging of a goose, and investigated to find that the man had neglected to house the geese and the dogs were killing them.

NounEdit

yang (plural yangs)

  1. The cry of the wild goose; a honk.
    • 1867, Gail Hamilton, Wool-gathering[1], Boston: Ticknor and Fields, page 185:
      Hangs is a false word, — a Northern corruption of the negro dialect yang, — an onomatopœian word, representing the "far heard clang" of the wild goose.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin

NounEdit

yang m (uncountable)

  1. yang

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay yang.

ConjunctionEdit

yang

  1. which ((relative) who, whom, what)

PronounEdit

yang

  1. one (impersonal pronoun)

MalayEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From hiang, from Proto-Malayic *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *hiaŋ, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *hiaŋ, from Proto-Western Malayo-Polynesian *qiaŋ.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ, used only in the form yang-yang)

  1. Alternative form of hiang.
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ)

  1. which ((relative) who, whom, what)

PronounEdit

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ)

  1. one (impersonal pronoun)

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

yang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of yāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of yáng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of yǎng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of yàng.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.
Last modified on 14 April 2014, at 16:42