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すい【首里】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa: Shuri)

sui [sui]

Definition

Noun

  1. Shuri: a district of Naha, Okinawa, and the former capital city of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Etymology

Derived from depalatalization of the older pronunciation しゅい shui, itself a reduction of しゅり shuri. Historically attested under the spelling しより shiyori (cf. Omorosōshi, p.370). Later attested under the spelling "Shui-di" in Lewchew and the Lewchewans; being a narrative of a visit (1853), by George Smith.

意味:しゅり【首里 】

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