ChineseEdit

begin ancestor; forefather; grandparents
simp. and trad.
(始祖)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

始祖

  1. (literally) earliest ancestor; primogenitor; progenitor
  2. (figuratively) originator; initiator; creator; founder

SynonymsEdit

  • (earliest ancestor): 鼻祖 (bízǔ), (literary) 先祖 (xiānzǔ)
  • (originator): 鼻祖 (bízǔ)

AdjectiveEdit

始祖

  1. (attributive) primitive; archaeo-

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DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (始祖):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 5
on’yomi

NounEdit

始祖(しそ) (shiso)

  1. founder