(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)
From Old Japanese. Found in use mostly from ancient times until roughly the Heian period, used to refer in the second person to social inferiors or to insult.
The second person sense of you appears to be obsolete in modern Japanese.
Not to be confused with the modern term 俺 (ore) with the first person sense of I, me. See 俺 for that sense.
儞 (hiragana おれ, rōmaji ore)
- (archaic, vulgar) Alternative form of 爾: you
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典（新装版） (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
- ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0