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See also: yín, yìn, yīn, yǐn, þin, and þín

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From early romanizations of Chinese (yīn), originally used in reference to shaded areas, as of a mountain or home.

 
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NounEdit

yin (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) A principle in Chinese and related East Asian philosophies associated with dark, cool, female, etc. elements of the natural world.
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Etymology 2Edit

From ān. Cognate with yan, yen, ane and one.

NumeralEdit

yin

  1. The number one, primarily used in Scotland and Ulster

AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin veniō. Compare Romanian veni, vin.

VerbEdit

yin (third-person singular present indicative yini or yine, past participle vinitã or vinjitã or vinitã)

  1. I come.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin vinum. Compare Romanian vin.

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NounEdit

yin n (plural yinuri)

  1. wine

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Mandarin (yin)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yin m (usually uncountable, plural yins)

  1. yin

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MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

yin

  1. Nonstandard spelling of yīn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of yín.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of yǐn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of yìn.

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.