yang

yang

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English

Etymology 1

From early romanizations of Chinese (yáng), originally in reference to the sunny side of areas such as mountains and dwellings

Alternative forms

  • Yang

Pronunciation

  • enPR: yăng, IPA(key): /jæŋ/
  • Rhymes: -æŋ

Noun

yang (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) A principle in Chinese and related East Asian philosophies associated with bright, hot, masculine, etc. elements of the natural world.
Related terms
  • (complement): yin
  • (unity): yin-yang
  • MONOGRAM FOR YANG ⚊
Translations

Etymology 2

From Korean (, yang, “yang, tael”). Doublet of liang.

Noun

yang (plural yangs)

  1. The monetary unit of Korea from 1892 to 1902, divided into 100 pun.

Etymology 3

Imitative.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -æŋ

Verb

yang (third-person singular simple present yangs, present participle yanging, simple past and past participle yanged)

  1. (rare) To make the cry of the wild goose.

Noun

yang (plural yangs)

  1. The cry of the wild goose; a honk.

Anagrams

  • Nagy

French

Etymology

From Mandarin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jɑ̃ɡ/

Noun

yang m (uncountable)

  1. yang

Further reading

  • “yang” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Indonesian

Alternative forms

  • yg (abbreviation)
  • jg (superseded, abbreviation)

Etymology

From Malay yang, from Classical Malay yang, from Old Malay yaṃ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jaŋ/

Conjunction

yang

  1. which ((relative) who, whom, what)

Pronoun

yang

  1. one (impersonal pronoun)

Lashi

Etymology

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *g-jak ~ g-jaŋ (sheep, yak). Cognates include Chinese (yáng, sheep, goat, antelope) and English yak.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [jaŋ]

Noun

yang

  1. sheep

References

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[2], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

Malay

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /iaŋ/
  • Rhymes: -iaŋ, -jaŋ, -aŋ

Etymology 1

From hiang, from Proto-Malayic *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *hiaŋ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qiaŋ.

Alternative forms

  • hiang
  • yang-yang
  • هياڠ
  • يڠ
  • يڠ٢

Noun

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ, used only in the form yang-yang)

  1. Alternative form of hiang
Synonyms
  • tuhan / توهن
  • dewa m / ديوا‎ m, dewi f / ديوي‎ f
  • ilah / اله

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • yg (SMS slang)

Conjunction

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ‎)

  1. which ((relative) who, whom, what)

Pronoun

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ‎)

  1. one (impersonal pronoun)

Mandarin

Romanization

yang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of yāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of yáng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of yǎng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of yàng.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mato

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈjɑŋ]

Noun

yang

  1. wind

References

  • Phonological Descriptions of Papua New Guinea Languages (2005, SIL, edited by Steve Parker), section Mato (Nenaya, Nengaya, Nineia) Language, page 28: yang [ˈjɑŋ] 'wind'

Miskito

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jaŋ/

Pronoun

yang

  1. I

See also


Ternate

Etymology

From Malay yang, from Old Malay yaṃ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [jaŋ]

Conjunction

yang (Jawi يڠ)

  1. relative clause introducer; which, that
    Synonym: ma

Usage notes

In older texts, as de Clercq mentions, yang was only used together with other Malay borrowings; in more recent usage, yang can follow non-Malay words as well.

References

  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Wutunhua

Etymology

From Mandarin (yáng).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [jɑ̃]

Noun

yang

  1. sheep

References

  • Erika Sandman (2016) A Grammar of Wutun[3], University of Helsinki (PhD), →ISBN

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