サイ, た.つ, さば.く

tailor, judge, decision, cut out (pattern)

JLPT1 G6 S12 F297

?# as described in (cut; sever) + 衣 clothing → *cut cloth* in making clothes (compare ) → *decide*; *judge* (← cut through to a decision ← cut). For these latter meanings, compare , , , and .

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