yin

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See also: yīn, yín, yǐn, and yìn

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Chinese trad. , simpl. (pinyin: yīn)

Noun[edit]

yin (plural yins)

  1. The essential female principle in some Eastern religions and philosophies.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From ān. Cognate with yan, yen, ane and one.

Numeral[edit]

yin

  1. The number one, primarily used in Scotland and Ulster

Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin veniō. Compare Daco-Romanian veni, vin.

Verb[edit]

yin (third-person singular present indicative yini/yine, past participle vinitã/vinjitã)

  1. I come.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin vinum. Compare Daco-Romanian vin.

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Noun[edit]

yin

  1. wine

French[edit]

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Mandarin (yin)

Noun[edit]

yin m

  1. (singular only) yin

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yin

  1. Nonstandard spelling of yīn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of yín.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of yǐn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of yìn.

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.