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無形

ChineseEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

無形

  1. invisible; intangible; formless

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
ぎょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 無形 (mju heng, literally without shape). The goon, so likely the initial borrowing.

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NounEdit

無形 (hiragana むぎょう, romaji mugyō, historical hiragana むぎやう)

  1. (Buddhism): formlessness, bodylessness; something that is shapeless and invisible

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
けい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 無形 (mju heng, literally without shape). A combined reading, using the goon for (mu) but the kan'on for (kei), so this reading likely represents a later development in Japan.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

無形 (hiragana むけい, romaji mukei)

  1. formlessness, shapelessness, invisibility, intangibility, incorporeality
    無形 (むけい) (ちから)無形 (むけい)固定資産 (こていしさん)
    mukei no chikara, mukei kotei shisan
    an invisible force, intangible fixed assets
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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan