in Chinese philosophy, the passive, negative, feminine force or principle in the universe, source of darkness and cold: it is both contrasted with and complementary to yang
Origin of yinMandarin yin, female, night, lunar
The passive, female cosmic principle in Chinese dualistic philosophy.
Origin of yinMandarin y&imacron;n, moon, shade, yin, from Middle Chinese &qnodot;im, ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *rum, shade; akin to Tibetan rum, dark.
yin (black) and yang (white) symbol
From Chinese trad. é™°, simpl. é˜´ (pinyin: yÄ«n)