See also: さじ


Etymology 1Edit

From 刺し, nominal form of 刺す.



さし (sashi

  1. a uniform distribution of fat in a piece of meat, especially beef: even marbling
    Gyūniku ni sashi ga hairu.
    The beef has even marbling.

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Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of さし – see the following entry.
[noun] the act of shining on something, such as sunlight
[noun] the act of becoming apparent on the surface of something, such as blushing
[noun] the act of sticking something onto something else to apply, such as lipstick
[noun] the act of sticking something upwards and holding it, such as an umbrella
[noun] the act of sticking something through one's sash and wearing it, such as a katana
[noun] (regional): Clipping of 物差し (monosashi, ruler).
(This term, さし, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)


  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Old JapaneseEdit


Probably borrowed from Old Korean. Appears in ancient texts in apparent reference to the Gaya confederacy. Middle Korean reflex (cas, castle). Possibly also related to Ainu チャシ (casi, fortress).


さし (katakana サシ, romaji sashi)

  1. : castle
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  • Sakamoto, Tarō; Saburō Ienaga, Mitsusada Inoue, Susumu Ōno (1965) Nihon Shoki (Iwanami Nihon Koten Bungaku Jiten) (in Old Japanese), Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN Invalid ISBN