gusha

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Etymology 1

Possibly from Japanese (くさ) (kusa, "grass"), from Old Japanese (くさ) (kusa, "grass"), ultimately from Proto-Japonic *kusa ("grass"). Found in the Man'yōshū, completed some time after 759 CE. Cognates include Kikai (くさ・っさ) (kusa or ssa), Kunigami (くさー) (khusā), Northern Amami-Oshima (くさ) (kusa), Okinawan (くさ) (kusa), Oki-No-Erabu (くさ) (kusa), Southern Amami-Oshima (く゚さ) (xusa), Toku-No-Shima (くさ) (kusa), Yoron (くさ) (kusa), Miyako (ふさ) (fusa), Yaeyama (ふさ) (fusa), and Yonaguni (っつぁー) (ttsā).

Negative connotation may possibly be further reinforced from Japanese ()(しゃ) (gusha, "fool"), from Middle Chinese 愚者 (ŋɨo t͡ɕiaX, "fool"), from Old Chinese 愚者 (*ŋo tjaːʔ, "fool"), however this is unlikely.

Noun

gusha

  1. grass
  2. plants
  3. vegetables
  4. Dendro

Adjective

gusha

  1. bad

Exclamation

gusha

  1. (mosi ~) I'm sad!; not good!; oh no!; this is bad!