具体

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: 具體

Chinese[edit]

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

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
たい
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. something concrete, tangible

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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