JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
すべ
Grade: 3
kun’yomi
Alternative spellings
総て
凡て
惣て
渾て
都て

EtymologyEdit

Originally the -te conjunctive form of Old Japanese verb 統ぶ (subu); compare modern 統べる (suberu, to gather many things together; to treat many things as a single group).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

(すべ) (subete

  1. entirely; all
    • 1947, 海野十三, 断層顔:
      では、(わたし)(ほう)御尋(おたず)ねすることは(すべ)(おわ)りましてございます。
      De wa, watashi no hō de o-tazune suru koto wa subete owarimashite gozaimasu.
      My inquiries are hereby entirely concluded.

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

(すべ) (subete

  1. everything, all
    • (すべ)はいかがですか。
      Subete wa ikaga desu ka.
      How is everything?
    • 1948, 坂口安吾, ヤミ論語:
      もとより、作家(さっか)(みずか)らの文章(ぶんしょう)(すべ)責任(せきにん)()うている。
      Motoyori, sakka wa mizukara no bunshō ni subete no sekinin o outeiru.
      Of course, the writer bears all of the responsibility for what he writes.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, →ISBN