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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic : two altars.

Han character[edit]

(radical 113 +5, 10 strokes, cangjie input 戈火月一 (IFBM), four-corner 37210, composition)

  1. ancestor(s), progenitor(s), forefather(s)/mother(s)
  2. grandfather(s)/mother(s)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 841, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 24664
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1260, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2391, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+7956

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping zou2, Yale jou2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jo) (hangeul , revised jo, McCune-Reischauer cho, Yale co)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (zu3), Wade-Giles tsu3)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. ancestor
  2. grandparent
  3. forefather

Proper noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*tzǒ)


Vietnamese[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. Hán form of tổ

Compounds[edit]