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  *祖* | 祖* | *祖
surname Zu
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *祖* | 祖* | *祖
ancestor / forefather / grandparents
the earliest ancestor / originator (of a tradition, school of thought etc)
Buddha / founder of a buddhist sect
Matsu, name of a sea goddess still widely worshipped on the SE China coast and in SE Asia
to offer sacrifices to one's ancestors
ancestors (old)
primogenitor / founder of a school or trade
Shengzu, temple name of the second Qing emperor, known as the Kangxi Emperor (1654-1722) / cf. 康熙
divine ancester / patron saint
Great Ancestor (posthumous title, e.g. for the founder of a dynasty)
deceased grandfather / ancestry
Zheng Guangzu, Yuan dynasty dramatist in the 雜劇|杂剧 tradition of musical comedy, one of the Four Great Yuan dramatists 元曲四大家
Tang Xianzu (1550-1616), Ming poet and dramatist, author of The Peony Pavilion 牡丹亭
founder
great-grandfather (father of one's paternal grandfather)
Matsu Islands off Fujian, administered by Taiwan
a remote ancestor
Peng Zu (legendary figure of Taoism who lived 800 years)
posthumous name of the first Han emperor Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 (256 or 247-195 BC), reigned 202-195 BC
Godhead
to recount history but omit one's ancestors (idiom); to forget one's roots
to bring honor to one's ancestors
grandfather's younger brother
Emperor Gaozu of Tang, reign name of first Tang emperor Li Yuan 李淵|李渊 (566-635), reigned 618-626
(polite) my paternal grandfather
many generations of ancestors
Jeonjo (1752-1800), 22nd king of Korean Joseon dynasty
Ming Chengzu, temple name of third Ming Emperor Yongle 永樂|永乐
posthumous title of Nurhaci 努爾哈赤|努尔哈赤 (1559-1626), founder and first Khan of the Manchu Later Jin dynasty 後金|后金 (from 1616)
posthumous title of Genghis Khan 成吉思汗 (1162-1227)
lit. progenitor of the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), title of Khubilai Khan (1215-1294), first Yuan dynasty emperor, reigned 1260-1294
Emperor Taizu of Song, posthumous title of the founding Song emperor Zhao Kuangyin 趙匡胤|赵匡胤 (927-976), reigned from 960
Ming Taizu, temple name of first Ming emperor Hongwu 洪武
to bring honor to one's ancestors (idiom) / also written 光宗耀祖


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