🌏 Region(s): Ryukyu (Okinawa)
しんしい・しんしー【先生】 : shinshii | define meaning
- Teacher; professor; (suffix) Mr., Ms., Miss, professor, sensei
- (Martial Arts) Teacher; (suffix) master, sensei
Cognate to the Kagoshima forms せんせ sense and せせ sese; and standard Japanese せんせい【先生】 sensei.
Like its Japanese counterpart, しんしい・しんしー【先生】 shinshii is used as a term of respect and humility, and so it is typically only used when referring to others.