#小 used to have 3 short strokes and is a logograph to mean “small.” It makes its own radical.

meaning: small

Reading: ショウ、ちい、こ、お


小学校(ショウガッコウ): a primary school
小計(ショウケイ): a subtotal
小数(ショウスウ): a decimal
弱小(ジャクショウ)(な): small and week, minor
縮小(シュクショウ): a reduction, a cut
微小(ビショウ)(な): minute, microscopic

小(ちい)さい: small

小遣(づか)い: pocket money
小人(びと): a tiny person, a dwarf

小川(がわ): a tiny stream

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