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There are 29 total results for your Yin Yang search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition



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yīn yáng
    yin1 yang2
yin yang
 inyou(p); onmyou; onyou / inyo(p); onmyo; onyo
    いんよう(P); おんみょう; おんよう

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Yin Yang
yin and yang
cosmic dual forces; yin and yang; sun and moon, etc.; (place-name) In'you
yin and yang


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hún pò
    hun2 po4
hun p`o
    hun po

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Ghost / Soul / Spirit
soul; spirit; ghost
Animus and anima; the spiritual nature or mind, and the animal soul; the two are defined as mind and body or mental and physical, the invisible soul inhabiting the visible body, the former being celestial, the latter terrestrial.

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 kou / ko
the solid and broken lines of the eight trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], e.g. ☶
(See 卦) yao (line representing yin or yang that comprises one third of a trigram)

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overcast (weather); cloudy; shady; Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang); negative (electric.); feminine; moon; implicit; hidden; genitalia
(archaism) female private parts; female genitals; (surname) Kage
Shade, dark, the shades, the negative as opposed to the positive principle, female, the moon, back, secret. In Buddhism it is the phenomenal, as obscuring the true nature of things; also the aggregation of phenomenal things resulting in births and deaths, hence it is used as a translation like 蘊 q.v. for skandha, the 五陰 being the five skandhas or aggregates.


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jiǔ liú
    jiu3 liu2
chiu liu
the nine schools of thought, philosophical schools of the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (770-220 BC), viz Confucians 儒家[Ru2 jia1], Daoists 道家[Dao4 jia1], Yin and Yang 陰陽家|阴阳家[Yin1 yang2 jia1], Legalists 法家[Fa3 jia1], Logicians 名家[Ming2 jia1], Mohists 墨家[Mo4 jia1], Diplomats 縱橫家|纵横家[Zong4 heng2 jia1], Miscellaneous 雜家|杂家[Za2 jia1], and Agriculturalists 農家|农家[Nong2 jia1]
九漏 idem | 孔.


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qián kūn
    qian2 kun1
ch`ien k`un
    chien kun
yin and yang; heaven and earth; the universe
heaven and earth; universe


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two forces (of yin and yang)



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liǎng yí
    liang3 yi2
liang i
heaven and earth; yin and yang



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bā gāng
    ba1 gang1
pa kang
(TCM) the eight principal syndromes (used to differentiate pathological conditions): yin and yang, exterior and interior, cold and heat, hypofunction and hyperfunction


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 rokki; rikki; rikuki
    ろっき; りっき; りくき
(1) yin, yang, wind, rain, darkness, light; (2) cold, heat, dryness, dampness, wind, fire; (3) six emotions (joy, anger, sorrow, pleasure, love, hate)



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tài yīn
    tai4 yin1
t`ai yin
    tai yin
 taiin / tain
the Moon (esp. in Daoism)
(1) the Moon; (2) (See 小陰) the greater yin (in yin-yang)


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 shouin / shoin
the lesser yin (within yin-yang)



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qì huà
    qi4 hua4
ch`i hua
    chi hua
to vaporize; evaporation; carburetion; 氣|气[qi4] transformation in TCM (i.e. transformation of yin yang vital breath); unvoicing of voiced consonant



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xū sǔn
    xu1 sun3
hsü sun
(TCM) consumptive disease, chronic deficiency disorder due to impaired function of inner organs, deficiency of qi, blood, yin and yang; asomethingenia



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zōu yǎn
    zou1 yan3
tsou yen
 suuen / suen
Zou Yan (305-240 BC), founder of the School of Yin-Yang of the Warring States Period (475-221 BC)
(personal name) Suuen


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taijitu (chi:); cosmic dual forces symbol; yin-yang symbol



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tài jí tú
    tai4 ji2 tu2
t`ai chi t`u
    tai chi tu
diagram of cosmological scheme; Yin-Yang symbol ☯


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gōng qiǎo míng
    gong1 qiao3 ming2
kung ch`iao ming
    kung chiao ming
 kugyoumyou / kugyomyo
(hist) (See 五明) silpasthanavidya (ancient Indian study of the arts, incl. mathematics and mechanics)
Śilpasthana-vidyā. 巧業明 One of the five departments of knowledge dealing with the arts, e. g. the various crafts, mechanics, natural science (yin-yang), calculations (especially for the calendar and astrology), etc.



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yīn yáng jiā
    yin1 yang2 jia1
yin yang chia
 inyouka; onyouke; onmyouke / inyoka; onyoke; onmyoke
    いんようか; おんようけ; おんみょうけ
School of Yin-Yang of the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) founded by Zou Yan 鄒衍|邹衍[Zou1 Yan3]
(1) (See 陰陽道) diviner (esp. of the Yin and Yang system); sorcerer; exorcist; medium; (2) (hist) School of Yin-yang (China); School of Naturalists


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 onmyoudou; onyoudou / onmyodo; onyodo
    おんみょうどう; おんようどう
Onmyōdō; way of Yin and Yang; occult divination system based on the Taoist theory of the five elements


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sān jiào jiǔ liú
    san1 jiao4 jiu3 liu2
san chiao chiu liu
the Three Religions (Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism) and Nine Schools (Confucians, Daoists, Yin-Yang, Legalists, Logicians, Mohists, Political Strategists, Eclectics, Agriculturists); fig. people from all trades (often derog.)


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 inyoukaku / inyokaku
horny goat weed (Epimedium grandiflorum var. thunbergianum); rowdy lamb herb; barrenwort; bishop's hat; fairy wings; yin yang huo


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 inyougogyou; onyougogyou / inyogogyo; onyogogyo
    いんようごぎょう; おんようごぎょう
(yoji) the cosmic dual forces (yin and yang) and the five elements (metal, wood, water, fire and earth) in Chinese cosmology



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yīn yáng hé tóng
    yin1 yang2 he2 tong2
yin yang ho t`ung
    yin yang ho tung
a deal where the parties collude to sign an under-the-table "yin contract" 陰合同|阴合同 as well as an ostensibly genuine "yang contract" 陽合同|阳合同 in order to deceive authorities


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 inyouwagou / inyowago
the harmony of yin and yang energies


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 shouin / shoin
the lesser yin (in yin-yang)


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 shouyou / shoyo
the lesser yang (in yin-yang)


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 inyoukaku / inyokaku
horny goat weed (Epimedium grandiflorum var. thunbergianum); rowdy lamb herb; barrenwort; bishop's hat; fairy wings; yin yang huo


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 inyoukaku; inyoukaku / inyokaku; inyokaku
    いんようかく; インヨウカク
(See 碇草) horny goat weed (Epimedium grandiflorum var. thunbergianum); rowdy lamb herb; barrenwort; bishop's hat; fairy wings; yin yang huo

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 29 results for "Yin Yang" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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