Ideogrammic compound (會意): 𠂤 (“mound, hill”) + 帀 – ancient troops were usually stationed at a hill.
Each of the two components can be used as 師 on their own in preclassical scripts. The significance of 帀 is debated.
Starostin derives this word from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *rij (“many”), cognate with 皆 (OC *kriːj, “all”), 偕 (OC *kriːj, “together with”), as well as Tibetan ཁྲི (khri, “ten thousand”) and Burmese ရဲ (rai:, “police”).
- (historical, military) division of 2500 soldiers
- (military) division; a large body of troops composing part of an army
- army; troops; armed force
- to dispatch troops; to send troops
- the masses; populace; general public
- (historical) A level of administrative division comprising ten major cities.
- capital city; metropolis
- strategist; military adviser
- leader; chief; commander; head; captain
- teacher; instructor
- master; expert; specialist
- (Min Dong) to be an expert in; adept at; capable
- (Min Dong) Respectful term of address for an expert in a trade or profession.
- (religion) Respectful title for monks, nuns and Taoist priests.
- (historical) musician
- model; example; fine example
- to follow; to imitate; to follow the example of
- “Army” (䷆): the seventh hexagram of the I Ching
- A surname.
師 • (sa) (hangeul 사, revised sa, McCune–Reischauer sa, Yale sa)
- teacher, master, one's mentor
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