おつ

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

[wot-] → [ot-]. Traces exist in otoko, otome, and otona.

VerbEdit

おつ (godan conjugation, historical hiragana をつ, romaji otsu)

  1. 復つ: to become young
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 5, poem #847)
      和我佐可理 伊多久々 多知奴 久毛尓得夫 久須利波武等母 麻多遠知米也母
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 6, poem #1034)
      従古 人之言來流 老人之 變若云水曾 名尓負瀧之瀬
  2. 復つ: to be reborn
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 4, poem #650)
      吾妹児者 常世国尓 住家良思 昔見従 変若益尓家利
  3. 落つ, 墜つ, 堕つ: fall down, drop; fail an exam

NounEdit

おつ (romaji otsu)

  1. : second party
  2. : (slang) Abbreviation of お疲れ様.

Derived termsEdit

  • (おとこ, otoko): man
  • 乙女 (おとめ, otome): young lady
  • 大人 (おとな, otona): adult

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 7 February 2014, at 08:12