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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

祖 祖 祖 祖
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

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

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (祖), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 精 (13)
Final: 模
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 則古切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡suoX/ /t͡suoX/ /t͡soX/ /t͡suoX/ /t͡sɔX/ /t͡suX/ /t͡soX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ tsuX › /*[ts]ˤaʔ/ ancestor

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
10398 0 /*ʔsaːʔ/

Noun[edit]

  1. ancestor
  2. grandparent
  3. forefather

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​. Zu

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. Hán tự form of tổ

Compounds[edit]