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.
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
yuan - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of China, comprised of 10 jiao. Also called renminbi.