陰陽

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See also: 阴阳

Chinese[edit]

 
(of weather) overcast; Yin; feminine; moon; cloudy; negative (electric.); shady
positive (electric.); sun; male
trad. (陰陽)
simp. (阴阳)
Literally: “moonlight (dark) and sunlight (light)”.
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陰陽

Etymology[edit]

Yin later came to be associated with “female, dark, soft, passive, etc.”, and yang later came to be associated with “male, light, hard, active, etc.”.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (34) (36)
Final () (140) (105)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () Chongniu III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʔˠiɪm/ /jɨɐŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʔᵚim/ /jiɐŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiem/ /iɑŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʔjim/ /jɨaŋ/
Li
Rong
/ʔjəm/ /iaŋ/
Wang
Li
/ĭĕm/ /jĭaŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔi̯əm/ /i̯aŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yīn yáng
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
yīn yáng
Middle
Chinese
‹ ʔim › ‹ yang ›
Old
Chinese
/*q(r)um/ /*laŋ/
English dark bright

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 6623 14590
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*qrɯm/ /*laŋ/

Noun[edit]

陰陽

  1. (Chinese philosophy) yin and yang () (two opposing forces in nature)
  2. (figuratively) two contrasting things; antitheses
  3. (literary) ancient Chinese astronomy, especially the study of the movement of celestial bodies
  4. (literary, historical) occult arts such as astrology, divination, geomancy, etc.
  5. (literary, historical) yin-yang geomancer
  6. (physics) cathode and anode (Short for 陰極. and Short for 陽極.)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (陰陽):

Others:


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 3

Noun[edit]

陰陽 (hiragana いんよう, rōmaji in'yō, alternative reading おんよう, rōmaji on'yō, alternative reading おんみょう, rōmaji onmyō)

  1. yin-yang, (Yin and Yang)

See also[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

陰陽 (eumyang) (hangeul 음양)

  1. Hanja form? of 음양, “yin-yang”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

陰陽

  1. Hán tự form of âm dương, “yin-yang