シ, ゆび, さ.す, さ.し, い, いぶ, さし, さす

finger, point to, indicate, put into, play (chess), measure (ruler)

JLPT3 G3 S9 F155

As per # (ladle) + hand/action indicator → *point to* or *indicate* something with a long, thin object such as a ladle or a *finger* (compare ) → *designate*; *name*; (in shogi/chess etc.) (make a) *move*. Also, *head for* (← head for a designated point).

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