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”).

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.
    • 1902, Eleanor Gates, The biography of a prairie girl
      Away they went, the colt in the lead and the pinto after, until they reached the bunch of cottonwoods far up the stream where the yanging wild geese had their nests.
    • 1957, Adelbert Ames, Chronicles from the Nineteenth Century: 1874-1899
      Last night we were awakened by the barking of dogs and yanging of a goose, and investigated to find that the man had neglected to house the geese and the dogs were killing them.

Noun

yang (plural yangs)

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

French

Etymology

From Mandarin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jɑ̃ɡ/

Noun

yang m (uncountable)

  1. yang

Further reading

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

Indonesian

Etymology

From Malay yang.

Conjunction

yang

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

Pronoun

yang

  1. one (impersonal pronoun)

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-Sunda-Sulawesi *hiaŋ, from (Western) 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

  • يڠ

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'

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