Made up of [ shì spirit; altar radical 113, qiě and; moreover; yet ]
Similar looking characters : (to hire)
Made with 9 strokes.
Combines the 'altar' radical and tablet so is linked to ancestral veration
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters

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

Sounds same

(to form) (to hinder)

Different tone

(to hire) (clan) (foot)

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元太祖 Genghis Khan


数典忘祖 shǔ diǎn wàng zǔ Lose connection with ancestors - lose one's roots. Ignorance of own origins or country.


ancestral tablet