Apparently from uwts; consultation; Uts, a son of Aram, also a Seirite, and the regions settled by them. -- Uz.
see HEBREW uwts
b. eldest 'son' of Nahor Genesis 22:21 (J), A Ωξ, ᵐ5L Ωζ.
2. location (= 1. a, b, possibly also
c), הָעוּץ אֶרֶץ מַלְכֵי Jeremiah 25:20 (ᵐ5 omitted); בְּאֶרֶץעֿוּץ Job 1:1 (home of Job), ᵐ5 Αυσιτις; Lamentations 4:21 (strike out ᵐ5 עוּץ compare Bu and references); on Uz as vague name for east country see especially Buix. f.; DlPa 259, ZKF ii. 87 ff. puts in Hauran, or north (northeast) therefrom, = Assyrian Uƒƒu, but dubious with name עוּץ RSK 261 compare Arabic proper name, of divinity. , so WeHeid. 2, 146; against this NöZMG xi (1886), 183 f., but see reply RSSem i. 43.