Etymology 1Edit


うつ (utsugodan (stem うち (uchi), past うった (utta))

  1. 打つ: hit, strike, beat
  2. 討つ: defeat, kill
  3. 撃つ: shoot, fire
  4. 撃つ: attack (sometimes spelled 討つ or 打つ)

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of うつ – see the following entry.
[adjective] depressing
[adjective] depressed
[noun] (psychiatry) depression
[affix] dense (growth); lush; luxuriant
[affix] accumulate; stagnate
[affix] depression; gloom; melancholy
(This term, うつ, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese term.
For a list of all kanji read as うつ, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as うつ.)