疎い

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S

EtymologyEdit

From the attributive form of the Early Middle Japanese adjective utoshi: /utoki/ > /utoi/, with the medial /-k-/ falling out.

AdjectiveEdit

疎い (-i inflection, hiragana うとい, romaji utoi)

  1. not having close relations with one; estranged
  2. not familiar of something; ignorant
Last modified on 3 February 2011, at 09:13