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Old 2007-08-03, 05:31   Link #120
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Originally Posted by AVPlaya View Post
It actually is; dating back to before the Warring States era. But that's off-topic... PM me if you want to talk more about it.
I think i get what you mean now. What i'm trying to say is its continuous usage rather than its origin. Just like what i'm really interested is who else is generally referred to as sensei in Japan these days, something along the line like is a vet a sensei? Tezuka probably won't be called a sensei hundred years ago in Japan.

By the way, speaking of its origin, it's probably in 禮記, though don't quote me for it, but like you say, that's off topic.
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