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See also: 具體

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ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 具體.
(This term, 具体, is the simplified form of 具體.)
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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
たい
Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Originally from Middle Chinese 具體 (gjuH thejX, literally arrange + body), used in Mencius's writings with a meaning close to the literal sense, the entirety is arranged, in order.[1]

Repurposed in the 1881 work 哲学字彙 (Tetsugaku Jii, “Dictionary of Philosophy”) by Inoue Tetsujirō as a translation of the English term concrete, as opposed to abstract.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

具体 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 具體, hiragana ぐたい, rōmaji gutai)

  1. something concrete, tangible

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9