The Alternative Japanese Dictionary: おつ

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Entry definition

おつ 〈otsu〉 etymology [wot-] → [ot-]. Traces exist in otoko, otome, and otona.
verb: {{ja-verb}}
  1. {{ja-def}} to become young
    • {{RQ:Man'yōshū}} 和我佐可理 伊多久々 多知奴 久毛尓得夫 久須利波武等母 麻多遠知米也母
    • {{RQ:Man'yōshū}} 従古 人之言來流 老人之 變若云水曾 名尓負瀧之瀬
  2. {{ja-def}} to be reborn
    • {{RQ:Man'yōshū}} 吾妹児者 常世国尓 住家良思 昔見従 変若益尓家利
  3. {{ja-def}} fall down, drop; fail an exam
noun: {{ja-noun}}
  1. {{ja-def}} second party
  2. {{ja-def}} (slang) abbreviation of お疲れ様

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