Yuan Definition

yo͝o-än, yü-
Yuans
noun
Yuans
The basic monetary unit of China.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
kwaiMongol dynastyYuan dynasty
proper name
River in SE China flowing from Guizhou province through Hunan into Dongting Hu: c. 550 mi (885 km)
Webster's New World

The Red River (in Asia)

Webster's New World
pronoun

The imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368.

Wiktionary
other
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 It was superseded by the Ming dynasty.
American Heritage
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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

  • From Mandarin (yuán).

    From Wiktionary

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