陰陽

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 3

Noun[edit]

陰陽 (hiragana いんよう, romaji in'yō)

陰陽 (hiragana おんよう, romaji on'yō)

陰陽 (hiragana おんみょう, romaji onmyō)

  1. yin-yang, (Yin and Yang)

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 阴阳
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ in˥˥jaŋ˧˥ ]
  • Pinyin: yīnyáng

Etymology[edit]

  • Root meaning: moonlight (dark) and sunlight (light). Yin later came to be associated with female, negative etc. Yang later came to be associated with male, positive etc.
  • c. 479 BCE - 221 BCE: Confucius, 周易/繫辭上#第五章 (Zhou Yi, Appended Words Part one, Chapter five)
    陰陽
    That which can not be measured (in straight forward terms such as) black and white (bad and good; negative and positive etc.) is called mysterious (or divine)

Noun[edit]

陰陽 (traditional, Pinyin yīnyáng, simplified 阴阳)

  1. negative and positive; yin and yang; yin-yang;

Min Nan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

陰陽 (traditional, POJ im-iông or im-iâng, traditional 陰陽, simplified 阴阳)

  1. negative and positive; yin and yang; yin-yang;