Multipartite (sharpsight) wrote in learn_japanese,
Multipartite
sharpsight
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Is the etymology of the term 'chibi' known?

Though curious about this term, attempts to investigate it have proven unproductive; all I've come across is '禿びる 【ちびる】 (v1,vi) to get blunt; to dull; to wear out', which does not seem to be relevant.

Thank you for your time.
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