small; tiny; few; young
|simp. and trad.
From Chinese 小 ("small", "lesser") + 篆 ("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
- 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