1. noun ancestor / forefather
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Relative 亲戚
    Notes: In the sense of 祖先 (ABC 'zǔ' 祖 bf 1; CCD '祖' 1; Guoyu '祖' n 2; Kroll 2015 '祖' 2; Unihan '祖')
  2. noun paternal grandparent
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Relative 亲戚
    Notes: (ABC 'zǔ' 祖 bf 3; CCD '祖' 2; Guoyu '祖' n 1; Kroll 2015 '祖' 1; Unihan '祖')
  3. noun patriarch / founder
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 创始者; of a school, religious sect, etc (ABC 'zǔ' 祖 bf 2; Guoyu '祖' n 4; Kroll 2015 '祖' 2; CCD '祖' 3)
  4. verb to found / to initiate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '祖' 3)
  5. verb to follow the example of
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '祖' v 3; Kroll 2015 '祖' 4)
  6. verb to sacrifice before going on a journey
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '祖' v 1; Kroll 2015 '祖' 4)
  7. noun ancestral temple
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '祖' n 3; Kroll 2015 '祖' 2a)
  8. verb to give a farewell dinner
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '祖' v 2; Kroll 2015 '祖' 5a)
  9. verb be familiar with
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 熟悉 (Guoyu '祖' v 4)
  10. proper noun Zu
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (ABC 'zǔ' 祖 n; Guoyu '祖' n 5)

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