sensei

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 先生 (せんせい sensei), from Middle Chinese 先生 (sen-ʂænɡ "master", "elder"), from ("former", "first") + ("born", also "master") (compare Mandarin xiānshēng "Mr.").

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sensei (plural sensei or senseis)

  1. A martial arts instructors. Sensei of martial arts usually live and/or work at a dojo where they instruct their apprentices. A live-in apprentice is also called uchi-deshi.
  2. (colloquial) a Japanese (language) teacher.

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sensei

  1. rōmaji reading of せんせい