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May take the particle 'no'
Noun, used as a prefix
former, ex-, past, one-time

Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
earlier times, the past, previous state

Noun (futsuumeishi)
Adverb (fukushi)
formerly, previously, originally, before

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ON: ゲン, ガン KUN: もと
beginning, former time, origin

Stroke: 4 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 2-1-3 FC: 1021.1

ON: キュウ KUN: ふる.い, もと
old times, old things, old friend, former, ex-

Stroke: 5 Grade: 5 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-1-4 FC: 2600.0

ON: KUN: ゆえ, ふる.い, もと
happenstance, especially, intentionally, reason, cause, circumstances, the late, therefore, consequently

Stroke: 9 Grade: 5 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-5-4 FC: 4864.4

Parts: 官僚 (かんりょう) (きゅう) 法規 (ほうき) 改正 (かいせい) に関して (にかんして) 成り行き (なりゆき) 見守る (みまもる)
Bureaucrats are testing the waters over revising old regulations.

Parts: (うち) 上さん (かみさん) (もと) プロレスラー (プロ・レスラー) だから 若し (もし) (わたし) 浮気 (うわき) (ところ) 見つかる (みつかる) でも 物なら (ものなら) 其れ (それ) こそ こてんぱん (コテンパ) 遣る (やられて) 仕舞う (しまう)
My wife used to be a pro-wrestler, so if she ever catches me two-timing her, I'd be beaten to a pulp.