Last modified on 7 September 2014, at 04:27

小人

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

小人

  1. a villain
  2. (archaic) a person of low position
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see ,‎ .

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 1
にん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

From (shō, "small," "little") + (nin, "human being")

NounEdit

小人 (hiragana しょうにん, romaji shōnin)

  1. child, small person
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
ひと > びと
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

From (ko, "small," "little") + (hito, "man"). The word hito changes to bito due to rendaku.

NounEdit

小人 (hiragana こびと, romaji kobito)

  1. dwarf
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 1
じん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

From (shō, "small," "little") + (jin, "human being")

NounEdit

小人 (hiragana しょうじん, romaji shōjin)

  1. narrow-minded person, mean person
AntonymsEdit
CompoundsEdit