無形

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Chinese[edit]

not have
 
to appear; to look; form; shape
trad. (無形)
simp. (无形)

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無形

  1. (attributive) invisible; intangible; formless

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
ぎょう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 無形 (mju heng, literally without shape). The goon, so likely the initial borrowing.

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無形 (hiragana むぎょう, rōmaji mugyō, historical hiragana むぎやう)

  1. (Buddhism): formlessness, bodylessness; something that is shapeless and invisible

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
けい
Grade: 2
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 無形 (mju heng, literally without shape). A combined reading, using the goon for (mu) but the kan'on for (kei), so this reading likely represents a later development in Japan.

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無形 (hiragana むけい, rōmaji mukei)

  1. formlessness, shapelessness, invisibility, intangibility, incorporeality
     () (けい) (ちから) () (けい) () (てい) () (さん)
    mukei no chikara, mukei kotei shisan
    an invisible force, intangible fixed assets
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan