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An Etymological Dictionary of Chinese Character Interpretations
By Lawrence J. Howell

– Covering more than 6,500 Chinese characters as used in Japan –

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少 (4)   ショウ    すく(ない); すこ(し)   

As per (Type 3 Phonetic) (small and curved, whittled shavings) + 丿, here a shape indicator for emphasis/clarity → small/slight, curled shavings → few; little (← insufficiency in volume or number) → some (← a small quantity).
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