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

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From early romanizations of Chinese (yáng), originally in reference to the sunny side of areas such as mountains and dwellings

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: yăng, IPA(key): /jæŋ/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æŋ

NounEdit

yang (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) A principle in Chinese and related East Asian philosophies associated with bright, hot, masculine, etc. elements of the natural world.
    • 1956, Anthony Burgess, Time for a Tiger (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 187:
      "Steamed fish and chicken and vegetable soup and even mushrooms are considered cooling foods, edible materializations of the yang, the pure primal air. The yin, or earth element, inheres in fried dishes and especially in shark's fin soup. Am I right, Mr Lee?"
Related termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Korean (, yang, “yang, tael”). Doublet of liang.

NounEdit

yang (plural yangs)

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

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yang m (uncountable)

  1. yang

Further readingEdit


IndonesianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • yg (abbreviation)
  • jg (superseded, abbreviation)

EtymologyEdit

From Malay yang, from Classical Malay yang, from Old Malay yaṃ.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

yang

  1. which ((relative) who, whom, what)
    Satu-satunya daerah dimana kita bisa setuju dengan mereka adalah posisi mereka yang menentang administrasi Joseph.
    The only field in which we can agree with them is their stance, which opposes Joseph's administration.

PronounEdit

yang

  1. one (impersonal pronoun)

LashiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *g-jak ~ g-jaŋ (sheep, yak). Cognates include Chinese (yáng, sheep, goat, antelope) and English yak.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yang

  1. sheep

ReferencesEdit

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[2], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

MalayEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From hiang, from Proto-Malayic *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *hiaŋ, from Proto-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

  • yg (SMS slang)

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.

MatoEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yang

  1. wind

ReferencesEdit

  • Phonological Descriptions of Papua New Guinea Languages (2005, SIL, edited by Steve Parker), section Mato (Nenaya, Nengaya, Nineia) Language, page 28: yang [ˈjɑŋ] 'wind'

MiskitoEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

yang

  1. I

See alsoEdit


TernateEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay yang, from Old Malay yaṃ.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

yang (Jawi يڠ)

  1. relative clause introducer; which, that
    Synonym: ma
    pangkat yang gakua high position (literally, “a position which is high”)
    ngofa halal yang manyirahthe legitimate eldest son (literally, “the legitimate son who is eldest”)
    oto yang ikuraci ngori ri diethe yellow car is mine (literally, “the car which is yellow is my property”)

Usage notesEdit

In older texts, as de Clercq mentions, yang was only used together with other Malay borrowings; in more recent usage, yang can follow non-Malay words as well.

ReferencesEdit

  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

WutunhuaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin (yáng).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yang

  1. sheep
    je nga-n-de mize-de yang hai-li.
    This is our little sister's sheep.
    (Quoted in Sandman, p. 99)

ReferencesEdit

  • Erika Sandman (2016) A Grammar of Wutun[3], University of Helsinki (PhD), →ISBN