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Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

さす (rōmaji sasu)

  1. 砂洲: sandbank

VerbEdit

さす (godan conjugation, rōmaji sasu)

  1. 刺す: to stick, to stab, to sting
  2. 指す: to point
  3. 差す: to wear (a sword etc.)
  4. 射す: to shine in

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

さす (godan conjugation, rōmaji -sasu)

  1. (dialectal, jodōshi) Alternative form of させる (saseru, causative suffix)

Etymology 3Edit

SuffixEdit

さす (shimo nidan conjugation, rōmaji -sasu)

  1. (Classical Japanese, jodōshi) Alternative form of させる (saseru, causative suffix)
    1. Expresses causation: to make … do …
    2. Expresses respect.
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