Free Online Kanji Etymology Dictionary
(A comprehensive Free Online Kanji Etymology Dictionary for the Web)
An Etymological Dictionary of Chinese Character Interpretations
By Lawrence J. Howell and Hikaru Morimoto
– Covering more than 6,500 Chinese characters as used in Japan –
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As per 小 (Type 3 Phonetic) (small and curved, whittled shavings) + 丿, here a shape indicator for emphasis/clarity → small/slender, curled shavings → few; little (← insufficiency in volume or number) → some (← a small quantity).
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