The term "maester" may derive from the Italian and Spanish maestro, originally from Latin magister, as an honorific title translating to "master" or "teacher." It is used in the arts to acknowledge and show respect toward a person's skill and mastery of their subject.

The Japanese word for it, rōshi (老師), also correlates to the Chinese word for "master" or "teacher."


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