yang

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See also: Yang, yáng, yàng, Yáng, yāng, and yǎng

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From early romanizations of Chinese (yáng), originally in reference to the sunny side of areas such as mountains and dwellings.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: yăng, IPA(key): /jæŋ/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æŋ

Noun[edit]

yang (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) A principle in Chinese and related East Asian philosophies associated with bright, hot, masculine, etc. elements of the natural world.
    • 1956, Anthony Burgess, Time for a Tiger (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 187:
      "Steamed fish and chicken and vegetable soup and even mushrooms are considered cooling foods, edible materializations of the yang, the pure primal air. The yin, or earth element, inheres in fried dishes and especially in shark's fin soup. Am I right, Mr Lee?"
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Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Korean (, yang, “yang, tael”). Doublet of liang.

Noun[edit]

yang (plural yangs)

  1. The monetary unit of Korea from 1892 to 1902, divided into 100 pun.

Etymology 3[edit]

Imitative.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

yang (third-person singular simple present yangs, present participle yanging, simple past and past participle yanged)

  1. (rare) To make the cry of the wild goose.
    • 1902, Eleanor Gates, The biography of a prairie girl:
      Away they went, the colt in the lead and the pinto after, until they reached the bunch of cottonwoods far up the stream where the yanging wild geese had their nests.
    • 1957, Adelbert Ames, Chronicles from the Nineteenth Century: 1874-1899:
      Last night we were awakened by the barking of dogs and yanging of a goose, and investigated to find that the man had neglected to house the geese and the dogs were killing them.

Noun[edit]

yang (plural yangs)

  1. The cry of the wild goose; a honk.
    • 1867, Gail Hamilton, Wool-gathering[1], Boston: Ticknor and Fields, page 185:
      Hangs is a false word, — a Northern corruption of the negro dialect yang, — an onomatopœian word, representing the "far heard clang" of the wild goose.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Mandarin (yáng).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yang m (uncountable)

  1. yang

Further reading[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay yang, from Classical Malay يڠ(yang), from Old Malay yaṃ.

Conjunction[edit]

yang

  1. which ((relative) who, whom, what)
    Satu-satunya ranah dimana kita bisa setuju dengan mereka adalah posisi mereka yang menentang administrasi Joseph.
    The only field in which we can agree with them is their stance, which opposes Joseph's administration.

Pronoun[edit]

yang

  1. one (impersonal pronoun)

Alternative forms[edit]

  • yg (abbreviation)
  • jg (superseded, abbreviation)

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Malay yang, from Proto-Malayic *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qiaŋ.

Noun[edit]

yang (plural yang-yang, first-person possessive yangku, second-person possessive yangmu, third-person possessive yangnya)

  1. (Hinduism) hyang: An unseen spirit with supernatural powers, in ancient Indonesian mythology.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Chinese (yáng).

Noun[edit]

yang (plural yang-yang, first-person possessive yangku, second-person possessive yangmu, third-person possessive yangnya)

  1. (philosophy) yang: A principle in Chinese and related East Asian philosophies associated with bright, hot, masculine, etc. elements of the natural world.
    Antonym: yin

Further reading[edit]


Lashi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *g-jak ~ g-jaŋ (sheep, yak). Cognates include Chinese (yáng, sheep, goat, antelope) and English yak.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yang

  1. sheep

References[edit]

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[2], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From hiang, from Proto-Malayic *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qiaŋ.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ, used only in the form yang-yang)

  1. Alternative form of hiang
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • yg (SMS slang)

Conjunction[edit]

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ‎)

  1. which ((relative) who, whom, what)

Pronoun[edit]

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ‎)

  1. one (impersonal pronoun)

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of yāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of yáng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of yǎng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of yàng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

Mato[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yang

  1. wind

References[edit]

  • Phonological Descriptions of Papua New Guinea Languages (2005, SIL, edited by Steve Parker), section Mato (Nenaya, Nengaya, Nineia) Language, page 28: yang [ˈjɑŋ] 'wind'

Miskito[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yang

  1. I

See also[edit]


Ternate[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay yang, from Old Malay yaṃ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

yang (Jawi يڠ‎)

  1. relative clause introducer; which, that
    Synonym: ma
    pangkat yang gakua high position (literally, “a position which is high”)
    ngofa halal yang manyirahthe legitimate eldest son (literally, “the legitimate son who is eldest”)
    oto yang ikuraci ngori ri diethe yellow car is mine (literally, “the car which is yellow is my property”)

Usage notes[edit]

In older texts, as de Clercq mentions, yang was only used together with other Malay borrowings; in more recent usage, yang can follow non-Malay words as well.

References[edit]

  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Wutunhua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin (yáng).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yang

  1. sheep
    je nga-n-de mize-de yang hai-li.
    This is our little sister's sheep.
    (Quoted in Sandman, p. 99)

References[edit]

  • Erika Sandman (2016) A Grammar of Wutun[3], University of Helsinki (PhD), →ISBN