ChineseEdit

nose ancestor; forefather; grandparents
simp. and trad.
(鼻祖)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

鼻祖

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

SynonymsEdit

  • (earliest ancestor): 始祖 (shǐzǔ), (literary) 先祖 (xiānzǔ)
  • (originator): 始祖 (shǐzǔ)