肖 - Dong Chinese dictionary

xiàoxiāo

look like

Depicts the moon () getting smaller () and disappearing as part of the lunar cycle. Based on the original meaning "decrease; disappear", now written as . The meaning later shifted to "resemble; similar".

Components
小 meaning component

  Meaning component

xiǎo

  

small

月 meaning component

  Meaning component

yuè

  

moon

Evolution

肖 Bronze script Late Warring States (~250 BC)

Bronze script

Late Warring States (~250 BC)
肖 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
肖 Clerical script Qin dynasty (221-206 BC)

Clerical script

Qin dynasty (221-206 BC)
肖 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

xiào

look like, resemble, be like; similar; resembling; to resemble; to be like

 

Xiāo

surname Xiao; Taiwan pr. [Xiào]

Most common words with 肖
Freq.
Word
Meaning

肖恩

Sean, Shaun or Shawn (name)

similar

肖像

likeness

生肖

animal from the Chinese zodiac

肖邦

Frederic Chopin or Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (1810-1849), Polish pianist and composer

Component uses

Meaning component in 2 characters

Sound component in 25 characters