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しーじゃ

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

shiija

Definition

Noun, adjective

  1. Oldest; older; eldest; elder; senior
    1. しーじゃかた
      shiijakata
      "the elderly", "seniors"
  2. Older sibling, older brother, older sister.

Etymology

Historically transcribed as 先扎 [siɛn.tʃaʔ] in a Chinese source and 신자 [sin.tsa] in a Korean source. (Source: Lin, Chihkai. A reconstruction of Old Okinawan: A corpus-based approach (2015), page 53)

意味:としうえ【年上】

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