the basic monetary unit of China
Origin of yuanMandarin yüan, literally , round
- river in SE China flowing from Guizhou province through Hunan into Dongting Hu: c. 550 mi (885 km)
- the Red River (in Asia)
nounpl. yuan, or yu·ans
Origin of yuanMandarin yuán round, yuan ( in the latter meaning, loan translation of Japanese en yen ) ( written with the same Chinese character as Mandarin yuán round ) from Middle Chinese yan round ; see yen 2.
A Chinese dynasty (1279-1368) established by the Mongolian ruler Kublai Khan with its capital at present-day Beijing. It was superseded by the Ming dynasty.
Origin of YuanMandarin Yuán after the phrase from I Ching dà zāi qián yuán how great is heaven the progenitor! from yuán primary, first from Middle Chinese ŋyan Tibetan mgo head, summit mgon-po master, lord
From Mandarin å…ƒ (yuÃ¡n).
- The imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368.
yuan - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of China, comprised of 10 jiao. Also called renminbi.