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)
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 It was superseded by the Ming dynasty.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; akin to Tibetan mgo, head, summit and mgon-po, master, lord.
From Mandarin 元 (yuán).
- 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.