ABSURD  

UNTRUE so that one is INTENSELY NOT ABLE to IMAGINE it to be TRUE.
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Kind Of

UNTRUE

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The current word for contradictory absurdity is bèi 悖.

2. Huāng 荒 focusses on the confusion more than the contradictoriness.

3. Dàn 誕 focusses on the loquaciousness of absurd discourse.

4. Guāi miù 乖謬 focusses on the misguidedness which is the result of incoherence.

CASSIN 2004 Vocabulaire européen des philosophies. Dictionnaire des intraduisibles 8

ABSURDE

Useful brief summary.

1. contrary to reason

2. devoid of proper sense

3. absence of meaning of life

In China, the notion of something being contrary to reason is common enough.

The notion of meaninglessness of an expression is not old.

The notion of the absence of a meaning of life, as elaborated by Albert Camus, is not elaborated in ancient China.

COMENIUS 1665 De Rerum Humanarum Emendatione 451

ABSURDUM

ob monstrositatem auditu indignum.

1. absurditates homine indignae

2. Dato uno absurdo plura seqvuntur (in animo ejusdem et alterius) qvia faecundum est sui omne Ens.

LALANDE 2002 Vocabulaire technique et critique de la philosophie 11

MAUTHNER WP 1924 Woerterbuch der Philosophie. Neue Beitraege zu einer Kritik der Sprache I.15

REY 2005 Dictionnaire culturel en langue francaise 1.39

RITTER 1971-2007 Historisches Woerterbuch der Philosophie 1.66

ABSURD

FRANKE 1989 Bibliographisches Handbuch zur Sprachinhaltsforschung. Teil II. Systematischer Teil. B. Ordnung nach Sinnbezirken (mit einem alphabetischen Begriffsschluessel): Der Mensch und seine Welt im Spiegel der Sprachforschung 40A

ABSURD

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vi : 10
  • VPadN : 2
  • NPab : 1
  • VPi : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 3
  • 公孫龍子 : 3
  • 荀子 : 1
  • 呂氏春秋 : 1
  • 春秋左傳 : 1
  • 論衡 : 1
  • 鹽鐵論 : 1
  • 莊子 : 1
  • 淮南子 : 1
  • 老子 : 1

Words

   bèi OC: bɯɯds MC: buo̝i 9 Attributions
  • vibe contradictory, be inconsistent; be absurd
   fǎn OC: panʔ MC: pi̯ɐn 1 Attribution
  • vicontrary to what is known> absurd
無天   wú tiān OC: ma lʰiin MC: mi̯o then 1 Attribution
  • VPiirrealisthat would be absurd
謬悠   miù yōu OC: mɢrus k-lɯw MC: mi̯u jɨu 1 Attribution
  • VPadNabsurd
譎詭   jué guǐ OC: kʷliid krolʔ MC: ket kiɛ 1 Attribution
  • VPadNstrange and absurd
亂妄   luàn wàng MC: lwanH mjangH OC: ɡ-roons maŋs 1 Attribution
  • NPabconfused absurdities
   huāng OC: hmaaŋ MC: hɑŋ 0 Attributions
  • vadNabsurd
   dàn OC: laanʔ MC: dɑn 0 Attributions
  • vadNabsurd
乖謬   guāi miù OC: kʷreed mɢrus MC: kɣɛi mi̯u 0 Attributions
  • VPibe absurd
妖妄   yāo wàng OC: qrow maŋs MC: ʔiɛu mi̯ɐŋ 0 Attributions
  • VPibe weirdly absurd
悠謬   yōu miù OC: k-lɯw mɢrus MC: jɨu mi̯u 0 Attributions
  • VPibe quite absurd
悖謬   bèi miù OC: bɯɯds mɢrus MC: buo̝i mi̯u 0 Attributions
    無稽   wú jī OC: ma kii MC: mi̯o kei 0 Attributions
    • VPibe absurdly groundless
    舛逆   chuǎn nì OC: thjonʔ ŋɡlaɡ MC: tɕhiɛn ŋɣɛk 0 Attributions
    • VPibe absurd
    荒唐   huāng táng OC: hmaaŋ ɡ-laaŋ MC: hɑŋ dɑŋ 0 Attributions
    • VPadNabsurd
    荒誕   huāng dàn OC: hmaaŋ laanʔ MC: hɑŋ dɑn 0 Attributions
    • vadNabsurd
    荒謬   huāng miù OC: hmaaŋ mɢrus MC: hɑŋ mi̯u 0 Attributions
    • VPadNabsurd
    迂言   yū yán OC: qʷla ŋan MC: ʔi̯o ŋi̯ɐn 0 Attributions
    • NPabtextabsurdities
    迂誕   yū dàn OC: qʷla laanʔ MC: ʔi̯o dɑn 0 Attributions
    • VPibizarrely absurd
    邪謬   xié miù OC: sɢlja mɢrus MC: zɣɛ mi̯u 0 Attributions
    • VPibe perfectly absurd
    不經之談   bù jīng zhī tán OC: pɯʔ keeŋ kljɯ ɡ-laam MC: pi̯ut keŋ tɕɨ dɑm 0 Attributions
    • NPabactabsurdity; nonsense
    荒唐無稽   huāng táng wú jī OC: hmaaŋ ɡ-laaŋ ma kii MC: hɑŋ dɑŋ mi̯o kei 0 Attributions
    • VPibe absurd

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