Origin of yangMandarin yang, male, daylight, solar
Origin of yangMandarin yáng, sun, light, yang, from Middle Chinese jiaŋ, ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *laŋ; akin to Burmese lâng, to be light.
- The essential male principle in eastern religion or philosophy.
From Chinese 陽 ("sun, bright, living, male").
From Korean 양 (yang, “yang, tael”, 兩).
(third-person singular simple present yangs, present participle yanging, simple past and past participle yanged)
- (rare) To make the cry of the wild goose.
- The cry of the wild goose; a honk.