yin

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See also: yīn, yín, yǐn, and yìn

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Etymology 1[edit]

From early romanizations of Chinese trad. , simpl. (pinyin: yīn), originally used in reference to shaded areas, as of a mountain or home.

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Noun[edit]

yin ‎(uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) A principle in Chinese and related East Asian philosophies associated with dark, cool, female, etc. elements of the natural world.
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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 or yine, past participle vinitã or 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 n ‎(plural yinuri)

  1. wine

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Mandarin ‎(yin)

Noun[edit]

yin m

  1. (singular only) yin

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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.