Taxonomy of meanings for 祠:

  • 祠 cí (OC: sɢlɯ MC: zɨ) 似兹切 平 廣韻:【祭名 】
    • ANIMISTIC SACRIFICE
      • nspring sacrifice at which one prays for good harvest from the spirits after having sown for the year
    • SACRIFICE
      • viactoffer sacrifice and prayer (typically in spring in order to obtain good harvest from the seed that is being sown)
      • vt+prep+Nsacrifice to N
      • vtoNsacrifice at, sacrifice (to all sorts of divinities)
      • nabaction of sacrificing
      • vt[ prep N]offer a sacrifice to someone (whose identity does not matter in the context)
    • TEMPLE
      • noriginally a small temple at which ancestors were formally venerated near a grave at publicly prescribed times; then in Han times: generally, place of worship for divinised personalitites; family temple
    • THANK
      • SALARY
        • = 辭