宗社

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Chinese[edit]

 
school; sect; purpose; model; ancestor; family
society; group
simp. and trad.
(宗社)

Etymology[edit]

Short for 宗廟宗庙 (zōngmiào) + 社稷 (shèjì).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

宗社

  1. (literary, historical) the imperial ancestral hall and the imperial alter to the gods
  2. (literary, figuratively) the country; the nation