See also: うし

Japanese

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Etymology 1

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Alternative spelling

From Old Japanese うぢ (udi, clan),[1][2] from Proto-Japonic *Onti. Found in the Man'yōshū completed some time after 759 CE.[3]

Pronunciation

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Noun

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うじ (ujiうぢ (udi)?

  1. (historical) a clan
  2. a family name, a surname
  3. one's house, birth, lineage

Suffix

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うじ (-ujiうぢ (udi)?

  1. (historical, honorific) a clan (added after the clan name as an honorific)

Etymology 2

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Alternative spellings

From Old Japanese.[2] Found in the Kojiki completed circa 712 CE.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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うじ or ウジ (uji

  1. (less common) larva, maggot
Usage notes
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As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts (where katakana is customary), as ウジ.

On its own, this term may appear more in technical contexts. In everyday parlance, the term うじむし (ujimushi) may be more common.

Derived terms
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References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. ^
    c. 759, Man’yōshū, book 20, poem 4465:
    , text online here