具體

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See also: 具体

Chinese[edit]

 
tool; device; utensil; equipment; instrument
 
body; form; style; system
trad. (具體)
simp. (具体)

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “Japanese sources list this as coming from Mencius. C.f. http://www.weblio.jp/content/%E3%81%90%E3%81%9F%E3%81%84”

Attestable in ancient Chinese texts. Used in Mencius's writings with a meaning close to the literal sense, the entirety is arranged, in order. Reborrowing from Japanese 具体 (ぐたい)(gutai), which was 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.

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具體

  1. specific; particular; concrete
    具體位置 / 具体位置  ―  jùtǐ wèizhì  ―  specific location

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
たい
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. Kyūjitai spelling of 具体