小篆

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

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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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

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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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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Hyōgaiji

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin Chinese 小篆

Noun[edit]

小篆 (hiragana しょうてん, romaji shōten)

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