Japanese edit

Kanji in this term
れん
Grade: 4
たい
Grade: 2
on’yomi goon
Alternative spelling
連體 (kyūjitai)

Etymology edit

Coined in Japanese from Middle Chinese-derived components, as a compound of (ren, accompanying) +‎ (tai, nominative, short for 体言 (taigen, uninflecting word)).[1][2][3][4]

First cited to a text from 1834.[1]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(れん)(たい) (rentai

  1. [from 1834] (grammar, attributive) attribution (of a quality to a nominative in Japanese grammar)
    Coordinate term: 連用 (ren'yō)
  2. [from 1844] short for 連体形 (rentaikei, attributive form) or 連体言 (rentaigen, attributive word, older synonym for modern rentaikei)

Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 連体”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten)[1] (in Japanese), concise edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000
  2. ^ 連体”, in デジタル大辞泉 [Digital Daijisen]‎[2] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, updated roughly every four months
  3. 3.0 3.1 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006) 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1997) 新明解国語辞典 [Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten] (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN