Yuan meaning

yo͝o-än, yü-
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The imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368.
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A Chinese dynasty (1279–1368) established by the Mongolian ruler Kublai Khan with its capital at present-day Beijing. It was superseded by the Ming dynasty.
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The basic monetary unit of China.
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River in SE China flowing from Guizhou province through Hunan into Dongting Hu: c. 550 mi (885 km)
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The Red River (in Asia)
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The currency unit of China, comprised of 10 jiao. Also called renminbi.
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The basic unit of money in China.
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Origin of yuan

  • Mandarin 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

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

  • Mandarin 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 yen2

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

  • From Mandarin å…ƒ (yuán).

    From Wiktionary