Yin Definition

yĭn
noun

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.

Webster's New World
Antonyms:
yang

Other Word Forms of Yin

Noun

Singular:
yin
Plural:
yins

Origin of Yin

  • Mandarin yīn moon, shade, yin from Middle Chinese ʔim ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan rum shade akin to Tibetan rum dark

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

  • From Chinese trad. 陰, simpl. 阴 (pinyin: yīn)

    From Wiktionary

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