Taxonomy of meanings for 陰:

  • 陰 yīn (OC: qrɯm MC: ʔɯim) 於金切 平 廣韻:【隂陽也説文作隂闇也水之南山之北也又姓出武威風俗通云管修自齊適楚爲隂大夫其後氏焉 】
    • DARK
      • novercast weather
      • vadNdark
      • vibe all dark; shadowy, dark
      • vichangeto get dark; get cloudy (of sky)
      • vtoNcausativecause (ruler) to be in the dark, keep in the dark
      • invisible> BACKSIDE
      • dark clouds producing>RAIN
        • specific>SHADOW
          • feature>COLD
            • figurative>SECRET
              • nabactsecret methods
              • vadNhidden, secret and unknown to a person or group who would be interested to know
              • vadVsecretly; in an indirect way; in hidden ways
              • viactact secretly without the knowledge of a person who would be interested to know
              • causative>CONCEAL
                • vadNpassivehidden, concealed
              • physical contrast>SHADE
                • nshade
                • nabfigurativeshadow
                • vtoNseek shadow under (a tree), find shadow under
              • what must be concealed>GENITALS
                • ngenitals (male or female)
              • what is hidden>INNARDS
                  • feature> MENOPAUSE !!!
                  • specific>PENIS
                    • npenis
            • metaphysical>COSMIC FORCE
              • nabmetaphysicalYin, the female principle, the dark principle
              • figurative: metaphysical>MOON
                • manifest>ENERGY
                  • nabmetaphysicalYang, dark female energies
              • ENTRUST
                • south of river, north of mountain>DIRECTION
                  • nplacesouth; south of a river, north of a mountain, north of a city wall
                  • nadN(the state of Yān) which is in the north
              • 陰 yin4 《集韻》於禁切,去沁,影。
                • =蔭
              • 陰 an1 《集韻》烏含切,平覃,影。