宗主

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Chinese[edit]

 
school; sect; purpose; model; ancestor; family
 
to own; to host; master; lord; primary
simp. and trad.
(宗主)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

宗主

  1. suzerain

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
そう
Grade: 6
しゅ
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 宗主 (tsowng tsyuX, literally clan master, lineage chief).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

宗主 (hiragana そうしゅ, rōmaji sōshu)

  1. a suzerain (a kind of leader)
  2. the head of a house, lineage, or clan
  3. a leader of a lineage in the ancient Chinese feudal system
  4. (Buddhism, religion) a funerary tablet, especially one at Ise Shrine for the imperial family

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan