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祖 : Ancestor

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Components:

ancestor, pioneer, founder

On 'yomi:
(so)
Nanori:
(i)
Strokes:9
Radical: (113)
Usage Rating:1226
JLPT:N3
old JLPT:2
Grade:5
Unicode:07956
jis208:33-36
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祖 Usage examples

医学の(いがくのそ)founder of medical science
の位牌(せんぞのいはい)ancestral tablet
(おおおおじ)great-grandfather
日猶同(にちユどうそろん)
日ユ同(にちユどうそろん)
hypothesis that Jews and Japanese are of common ancestry
()ancestor, forefather, progenitor
父ちゃん(おじいちゃん)grandpa, granddad
母ちゃん(おばあちゃん)
母ちゃん(おばあちゃん)
granny, grandma, gran, female senior-citizen
代代(せんぞだいだい)
代々(せんぞだいだい)
ancestral, hereditary, generation after generation, passing from father to son
師様(おそしさま)the Founder of the (our) sect (used especially in the Nichiren sect of Buddhism, referring to Nichiren)
伝来(ふそでんらい)hereditary, patrimonial, handed down from generation to generation
伝承(せんぞでんしょう)what has been (orally) handed down from generation to generation, legend, folk tale
先の霊(そせんのれい)ancestral spirits
(しょそ)the first generation of a family, school (of thought) or religious sect
(それい)ancestor deified as a kami, spirit of a kami
(なおや)eponym (word derived from the name of a place or person)
インド・ヨーロッパ(インドヨーロッパそご)
インドヨーロッパ(インドヨーロッパそご)
Proto-Indo-European (hypothetical language from which all Indo-European languages are derived)
印欧(いんおうそご)Proto-Indo-European (hypothetical language from which all Indo-European languages are derived)