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And this brings us to today's Chinese Culture lesson...
Yinyang: ☯, the cosmic principle of complementary opposites.|
Traditional characters: 陰陽.
陰 yin, originally 今 jin (presence) over 云 (clouds), meaning just "presence of clouds", or "darkness". 阝 (fu, hill) was added later as a radical.
陽 yang, originally 昜, a 日(ri, sun) with 勿 (wu, don't) rays coming down, meaning "lightness". 阝 (fu, hill) was added later as a radical.
Simplified form: 阴阳 (月 yue, moon, and 日, ri, sun respectively with 阝 fu, hill, as radical), keeping the original pictographic meaning, but breaking the phonetic similarity.