Yin meaning

yĭn
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.
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The essential female principle in some Eastern religions and philosophies.
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The passive, female cosmic principle in Chinese dualistic philosophy.
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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 ān. Cognate with yan, yen, ane and one.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Chinese trad. é™°, simpl. 阴 (pinyin: yÄ«n)

    From Wiktionary