陰陽

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Chinese[edit]

 
(of weather) overcast; Yin; feminine; moon; cloudy; negative (electric.); shady
positive (electric.); sun
trad. (陰陽)
simp. (阴阳)

Etymology[edit]

Root meaning: moonlight (dark) and sunlight (light). Yin later came to be associated with female, dark, soft, passive etc. 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/
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Noun[edit]

陰陽

  1. dark and light; yin and yang; yin-yang;
    陰陽 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    阴阳 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: I Ching, 3rd – 2nd millennia BCE
    Yīnyáng bù cè zhī wèi shén. [Pinyin]
    That which can not be measured (in straightforward terms such as) (bad and good; negative and positive etc.) is called mysterious (or divine).

Compounds[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, romaji in'yō, alternative reading おんよう, romaji on'yō, alternative reading おんみょう, romaji 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"