noun Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) yīn Date: 1671 the feminine passive principle in nature that in Chinese cosmology is exhibited in darkness, cold, or wetness and that combines with yang to produce all that comes to be

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Yin — steht für: einen Begriff aus der chinesischen Naturphilosophie, siehe Yin und Yang eine chinesische Dynastie, siehe Yin Dynastie Yin Stil Baguazhang Yinxu die Ruinen von Yin (Hauptstadt in der Yin Dynastie) den ehemaligen Kreis Yin (鄞县 Yinxian ) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • yin — [ jin ] n. m. • 1753 in; mot chin. ♦ Principe fondamental de la philosophie taoïste chinoise, correspondant approximativement à la notion de passivité (cf. Yang). ● yin nom masculin (mot chinois) Dans la pensée chinoise, un des deux états de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Yin — may refer to:*Yin (city), the last capital of the Yin Dynasty. *Yin (surname), a rare Chinese surname of descendents from the dynasty above. *Yin (character), The fictional character from the Disney/Jetix show Yin Yang Yo!. *Yin (Ten Kingdoms), a …   Wikipedia

  • Yin — Yīn Pour les articles homonymes, voir Yin (homonymie). figure circulaire de monsieur Lai Qutang, representation ancienne du Tàijítú (太極圖) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yin — /yin/, n. Shang. * * * (as used in expressions) Yin ch uan Yin dynasty yin yang * * * …   Universalium

  • Yin — Yin, n. (Chinese philosophy) one of the two fundamental principles. See {yin and yang} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yin — [yin] n. [Mandarin yin, female, night, lunar] in Chinese philosophy, the passive, negative, feminine force or principle in the universe, both contrasted with and complementary to the YANG …   English World dictionary

  • Yin — Yin, n. A Chinese weight of 22/3 pounds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yin — (yin) [Mandarin Chinese] in Chinese philosophy, the passive, negative, feminine principle that is complementary to yang; see yin/yang principle, under principle …   Medical dictionary

  • yin — s.m.inv. ES cin. {{wmetafile0}} TS filos. nella filosofia cinese, spec. nel taoismo, il principio passivo, negativo e femminile dell universo, complementare allo yang; anche agg.inv {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1899. ETIMO: cin. yīn …   Dizionario italiano

  • yin — /jin/ s.m. [dal cin. yin ]. (filos.) [nella filosofia cinese, principio femminile che insieme con il principio maschile forma una coppia indissolubile, dalla cui dialettica scaturisce la totalità del mondo] ◀▶ yang …   Enciclopedia Italiana

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”