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小篆

ChineseEdit

 
small; tiny; few; young
seal characters
simp. and trad.
(小篆)

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese ("small", "lesser") + ("seal, chop"), so called from its continued use under later dynasties for chops and to distinguish it from the large seal script varieties employed under the Zhou prior to Qin conquest and standardization

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NounEdit

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  1. small seal script, the form of Chinese characters based on the script of the state of Qin and standardized by Li Si around 220 BC

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Hyōgaiji

EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin Chinese 小篆

NounEdit

小篆 (hiragana しょうてん, romaji shōten)

  1. small seal script: a calligraphic style of Chinese characters