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.
Other Word Forms of Yin
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)
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