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 yīn, 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)