Yen meaning

yĕn
A strong longing or desire.
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To have a strong desire or inclination; yearn.
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The basic monetary unit of Japan.
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A strong desire or inclination; a yearning or craving.
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Yen is Japanese currency, or a strong desire.

An example of a yen is what those in Japan use for money.

An example of a yen is someone's strong want to have a specific type of job.

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To have a yen (for); long; yearn.
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The currency of the Japanese government. While prices fluctuate, as of this printing it takes about 110 to 130 yen to purchase one U.S. dollar. The symbol is ¥, or is written as JPY.
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The unit of Japanese currency, equal to 100 sen.
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A coin or note worth one yen.
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A strong desire, urge, or yearning.
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To have a strong desire for.
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Origin of yen

  • Japanese en (romanized as yen in the first European systems for romanizing Japanese, reflecting Japanese pronunciation of the 16th century) from Middle Chinese yan round (in reference to the shape of the coin) also the source of Mandarin yuán round yuan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Cantonese jyun6 hope, wish from Middle Chinese ŋyan` (also the source of Mandarin yuàn)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese (en, earlier yen), from Middle Chinese 圓 (ɣüen "circle" >"round coin") (compare Mandarin yuán å…ƒ, Korean won 원).

    From Wiktionary

  • From yen-yen (“a craving for opium"), from Mandarin 菸癮 (Mandarin: yānyǐn; Cantonese: yin1yan5, “addiction, craving (for opium)").

    From Wiktionary