zǔ grandfather

Made up of [ shì spirit; altar radical 113, qiě and; moreover; yet ]
Similar looking characters : zū (to hire)

Note

Combines the 'altar' radical and tablet so is linked to ancestral veration
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses shì component: fú (good fortune) lǐ (ceremony) shén (god)
Also uses qiě component: jiě (elder sister) yí (proper) zǔ (to hinder) zǔ (to form) zū (to hire)

Sounds same

zǔ (to form) zǔ (to hinder)

Different tone

zū (to hire) zú (clan) zú (foot)

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