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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Likely a general interjection sound. Compare English oi.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

おい (rōmaji oi)

  1. (usually impolite) Said to get someone's attention; hey!; oi!
Usage notesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji reading.

NounEdit

おい (rōmaji oi)

  1. 老い: old age
  2. 負ひ:
  3. 追い:
  4. , :
  5. : nephew

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN