Taxonomy of meanings for 祖:

  • 祖 zǔ (OC: skaaʔ MC: tsuo) 則古切 上 廣韻:【祖禰又始也法也本也上也又姓祖巳之後岀范陽則古切六 】
    • ANCESTOR
      • n.red:adVfrom patriarch to patriarch
      • n.redfather's father of the father's father :> first ancestor, founding ancestor
      • n.redallreduplicated N: all the ancestors, all the patriarchs
      • npost-NZUO Zhao 22: original first ancestor of the clan; the highest ancestor (BUDDH: patriarch (the founder or transmitter of a Buddhist lineage))
      • feature: in time>DISTANT
        • founding>RULER
            • time of rule>GENERATION
              • founder>CREATE
                  • related activity>SACRIFICE
                    • viactsacrifice to the gods of the roads (GR: 《詩 Shi 》 1. Les aïeux mâles (p. opp. aux aïeules). Ds 先祖 xiān zǔ Les ancêtres défunts. Ds 烈祖 liè zǔ Les illustres ancêtres. 2. Ds 田祖 tián zǔ Le Père de l’agriculture : 神農 Shen nong. 3. Offrir un sacrifice au dieu des chemins (avant de se mettre en route).
                  • farewell dinner involving ancestral sacrifice???>FAREWELL
                    • viactbid a ritual farewell by sacrificing to the spirits of the road
                  • sacrifice on the occasion of funeral>BURY
                • related artifact>TEMPLE
                  • nancestral temple
                • related function>BEGIN
                    • grammaticalised: based on>BASIS
                      • related group>RELATIVES
                        • nfather's father, grandfather
                      • abstract function of>TEACHER
                        • nBUDDH: Patriarch, head of Buddhist school of Zen
                        • nabsocialposition of Patriarch, the head of Zen school
                        • vichangebecome a patriarch
                  • UNDERSTAND
                    • =阻
                  • 祖 zǔ jie1《字彙補》咨邪切。
                  • REGIONS