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)