族長

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Chinese[edit]

 
race; nationality; ethnicity; clan
 
long; length; forever; always; constantly; chief; head; elder; to grow; to develop
trad. (族長)
simp. (族长)

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族長

  1. clan elder; head of a clan

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 族長.

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族長 (hiragana ぞくちょう, rōmaji zokuchō)

  1. the head of a family or clan
  2. a patriarch of ancient Israel, as described in the Bible

Usage notes[edit]

Historically, this role has more commonly been filled by a man. However, this word alone is generally not gender-specific, and can refer to either a male or female head of a family. To specify a particular gender, this word may be prefixed with either (onna, woman) or (otoko, man).

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