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ChineseEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

From (xiǎo, “small; lesser”) + (zhuàn, “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

小篆

  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
しょう
Grade: 1
てん
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 小篆.

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NounEdit

小篆 (hiragana しょうてん, rōmaji shōten, historical hiragana せうてん)

  1. (historical) small seal script