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From Middle Chinese compound 老師 (lawX srij, literally “old teacher, old master”). Compare modern Mandarin traditional 老師 and simplified 老师 (lǎoshī).
老師 (hiragana ろうし, historical hiragana らうし, romaji rōshi)
- an elderly monk; a sage; an elderly teacher or master
- (from the way that 師 (shi) can also mean “a military group”) the exhaustion of military troops from fighting a protracted war
- ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
- ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3