yen

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See also: Yen, yên, and yến

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Japanese (en, earlier yen), from Middle Chinese (ɣüen "circle" >"round coin") (compare Mandarin yuán , Korean won ).

Noun[edit]

yen (plural yen)

  1. The unit of Japanese currency, equal to 100 sen.
  2. A coin or note worth one yen.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From yen-yen (a craving for opium), from Mandarin 菸癮 (Mandarin: yānyǐn; Cantonese: yin1yan5, addiction, craving (for opium)).

Noun[edit]

yen (plural yens)

  1. A strong desire, urge, or yearning.
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Verb[edit]

yen (third-person singular simple present yens, present participle yenning, simple past and past participle yenned)

  1. To have a strong desire for.
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese (en, yen, circle).

Noun[edit]

yen m (plural yens)

  1. yen, Japanese monetary unit and coin.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yen m (plural yens)

  1. yen (currency)

Ido[edit]

Preposition[edit]

yen

  1. here is
    Ube la kafeerio esas? — Where is the café?
    Yen la kafeerio! — Here is the café.

Koko-Bera[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yen (accusative yintéw, dative yintéw)

  1. you; second person singular pronoun, nominative case

References[edit]

  • 2008, Paul Black, Pronominal Accretions in Pama-Nyungan, in Morphology and Language History (ISBN 9027290962, edited by Claire Bowern, ‎Bethwyn Evans, ‎Luisa Miceli)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

yen m (plural yenes)

  1. yen

Volapük[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yen (plural yens)

  1. yen

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