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yang

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English Online Dictionary. What means yang‎? What does yang mean?

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

  • Yang
  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: yăng; IPA(key): /jæŋ/
  • (General American) enPR: yāng; IPA(key): /jeɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -æŋ, -eɪŋ

yang (uncountable)

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

From Korean 양(兩) (yang, yang, tael). Doublet of liang.

yang (plural yangs)

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

Imitative.

  • Rhymes: -æŋ

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.

yang (plural yangs)

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

yang

  1. a spirit or god

Borrowed from Mandarin (yáng).

  • IPA(key): /jɑ̃ɡ/, /jaŋ/

yang m (uncountable)

  1. yang
  • “yang”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  • IPA(key): /ˈjaŋ/
  • Rhymes: -jaŋ, -aŋ,
  • Hyphenation: yang

From Malay yang, from Classical Malay يڠ (yang), from Old Malay yaṃ.

yang

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

yang

  1. one (impersonal pronoun)
  • yg (abbreviation)
  • jg (superseded, abbreviation)

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

yang (plural yang-yang, first-person possessive yangku, second-person possessive yangmu, third-person possessive yangnya)

  1. (Hinduism) hyang: An unseen spirit with supernatural powers, in ancient Indonesian mythology.
  • hiang (Standard Malay)
  • hyang

Borrowed from Chinese (yáng).

yang (plural yang-yang, first-person possessive yangku, second-person possessive yangmu, third-person possessive yangnya)

  1. (philosophy) yang: A principle in Chinese and related East Asian philosophies associated with bright, hot, masculine, etc. elements of the natural world.
    Antonym: yin

yang (first-person possessive yangku, second-person possessive yangmu, third-person possessive yangnya)

  1. Aphetic form of sayang (sweetheart; darling)
  • “yang” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Agency for Language Development and Cultivation – Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, 2016.

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

  • IPA(key): [jaŋ]

yang

  1. sheep
  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[2], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)
  • IPA(key): [jaŋ]
  • Rhymes: -aŋ
  • Hyphenation: yang

First attested in the Kedukan Bukit inscription, 683 CE, as Old Malay [script needed] (yaṃ).

  • yg (SMS)
  • iang, nyang

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ)

  1. An article that denotes a noun.
    yang kayathe rich

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ)

  1. that:
    1. Used to show that the following explanatory words are given importance or denotes a difference, similar to English relative that, which and who.
      kapal yang besarboat that is big.
    2. (informal) Used to state the content or an explanation of the preceding word or sentence, similar to English conjunctive that.
      Synonym: bahawa
  2. Used to show that the following words or sentences are an explanation of the preceding words.

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

  • hiang, yang-yang

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ)

  1. A deity, god or goddess.
    Synonyms: dewa, dewi f, tuhan

Clipping of sayang.

  • ayang, sayang

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ)

  1. A title of address for a romantic partner, equivalent to English dear and honey.

Clipping of dayang.

yang (Jawi spelling يڠ)

  1. (colloquial) A title of little distinction.
  2. (Pahang Malay, Johore Malay) A feminine titular prefix.
  • “yang” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.
  • Wilkinson, Richard James. An Abridged Malay-English Dictionary. Macmillan. 1965.

yang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of yāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of yáng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of yǎng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of yàng.
  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.
  • IPA(key): [ˈjɑŋ]

yang

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

yang

  1. I

From Malay yang, from Old Malay yaṃ.

  • IPA(key): [jaŋ]

yang (Jawi يڠ)

  1. relative clause introducer; which, that
    Synonym: ma
    pangkat yang gakua high position (literally, “a position which is high”)
    ngofa halal yang manyirahthe legitimate eldest son (literally, “the legitimate son who is eldest”)
    oto yang ikuraci ngori ri diethe yellow car is mine (literally, “the car which is yellow is my property”)

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.

  • 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

From Mandarin (yáng).

  • IPA(key): [jɑ̃]

yang

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

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