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《說文》:草器也。古象形。 清代段玉裁『說文解字注』:束縛捽抴爲臾曳 means "tie and draw" (in ancient time, tie grasses) After all there are derived meaning, 《集韵》:臾,善也。 also means "FINE" reference: http://www.zdic.net/z/22/js/81FE.htm


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臾is used to describe a place too by the meaning of the place is too small:一隅之地 (as a "通假字").


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臾 is actually a verb meaning "to tie up and drag", hence what the character looked like. But it can be used together with 須 as a noun, i.e. as 須臾, to mean "a while". This practice emerged by the Warring States era and so is just about as ancient as the time the character took definitive shape..



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