zu3
surname Zu

zu3
ancestor; forefather; grandparents

strokes 9
radical
strokes after radical 5
安祖花 安祖花 an1 zu3 hua1
Anthurium hybrida, tropical flower originally from Colombia

巴祖卡 巴祖卡 ba1 zu3 ka3
bazooka (loanword)

保卫祖国 保衛祖國 bao3 wei4 zu3 guo2
to defend one's country

鼻祖 鼻祖 bi2 zu3
the earliest ancestor; originator (of a tradition, school of thought etc)

伯叔祖父 伯叔祖父 bo2 shu1 zu3 fu4
father's father's brother; great uncle

伯叔祖母 伯叔祖母 bo2 shu1 zu3 mu3
father's father's brother's wife; great aunt

曾祖父母 曾祖父母 ceng2 zu3 fu4 mu3
great-grandparents

佛祖 佛祖 fo2 zu3
Buddha; founder of a buddhist sect

高祖父 高祖父 gao1 zu3 fu4
great-great-grandfather

高祖母 高祖母 gao1 zu3 mu3
great-great-grandmother

光宗耀祖 光宗耀祖 guang1 zong1 yao4 zu3
to bring honor to one's ancestors

汉高祖 漢高祖 han4 gao1 zu3
posthumous name of the first Han emperor Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 (256 or 247-195 BC), reigned 202-195 BC

汉高祖刘邦 漢高祖劉邦 han4 gao1 zu3 liu2 bang1
Liu Bang (256 or 247-195 BC), first Han emperor, reigned 207-195 BC

积祖 積祖 ji1 zu3
many generations of ancestors

祭祖 祭祖 ji4 zu3
to offer sacrifices to one's ancestors

家祖 家祖 jia1 zu3
(polite) my paternal grandfather

开山鼻祖 開山鼻祖 kai1 shan1 bi2 zu3
founder

开山祖师 開山祖師 kai1 shan1 zu3 shi1
founding master of a monastery; founder; originator

妈祖 媽祖 ma1 zu3
Matsu, name of a sea goddess still widely worshipped on the SE China coast and in SE Asia

马祖 馬祖 ma3 zu3
Matsu Islands off Fujian, administered by Taiwan

马祖列岛 馬祖列島 ma3 zu3 lie4 dao3
Matsu Islands

明成祖 明成祖 ming2 cheng2 zu3
Ming Chengzu, Temple name of third Ming Emperor Yongle 永樂|永乐

明太祖 明太祖 ming2 tai4 zu3
Ming Taizu, Temple name of first Ming emperor Hongwu 洪武

彭祖 彭祖 peng2 zu3
Peng Zu (legendary figure of Taoism who lived 800 years)

清太祖 清太祖 qing1 tai4 zu3
posthumous title of Nurhaci 努爾哈赤|努尔哈赤 (1559-1626), founder and first Khan of the Manchu Later Jin dynasty 後金|后金 (from 1616)

荣宗耀祖 榮宗耀祖 rong2 zong1 yao4 zu3
to bring honor to one's ancestors (idiom); also written 光宗耀祖

容祖儿 容祖兒 rong2 zu3 er2
Joey Yung (1980-), Hong Kong pop singer and actress

沙祖康 沙祖康 sha1 zu3 kang1
Sha Zukang (1947-), Chinese diplomat

神祖 神祖 shen2 zu3
Godhead

圣祖 聖祖 sheng4 zu3
Shengzu, temple name of the second Qing emperor, known as the Kangxi Emperor (1654-1722); cf. 康熙

圣祖 聖祖 sheng4 zu3
divine ancester; patron saint

始祖 始祖 shi3 zu3
primogenitor; founder of a school or trade

始祖鸟 始祖鳥 shi3 zu3 niao3
Archaeopteryx

叔祖 叔祖 shu1 zu3
grandfather's younger brother

叔祖母 叔祖母 shu1 zu3 mu3
wife of paternal grandfather's younger brother

数典忘祖 數典忘祖 shu3 dian3 wang4 zu3
to recount history but omit one's ancestors (idiom); to forget one's roots

宋太祖 宋太祖 song4 tai4 zu3
Emperor Taizu of Song, posthumous title of the founding Song emperor Zhao Kuangyin 趙匡胤|赵匡胤 (927-976), reigned from 960

宋祖英 宋祖英 song4 zu3 ying1
Song Zuying (1966-), Chinese folk music singer

太祖 太祖 tai4 zu3
Great Ancestor (posthumous title, e.g. for the founder of a dynasty)

汤显祖 湯顯祖 tang1 xian3 zu3
Tang Xianzu (1550-1616), Ming poet and dramatist, author of The Peony Pavilion 牡丹亭

唐高祖 唐高祖 tang2 gao1 zu3
Emperor Gaozu of Tang, reign name of first Tang emperor Li Yuan 李淵|李渊 (566-635), reigned 618-626

唐高祖李渊 唐高祖李淵 tang2 gao1 zu3 li3 yuan1
Li Yuan (566-635), first Tang emperor Gaozu, reigned 618-626

外祖父 外祖父 wai4 zu3 fu4
maternal grandfather (i.e. mother's father)

外祖母 外祖母 wai4 zu3 mu3
mother's mother; maternal grandmother

王祖贤 王祖賢 wang2 zu3 xian2
Joey Wong (1967-), Taiwanese actress

嗡嗡祖拉 嗡嗡祖拉 weng1 weng1 zu3 la1
vuvuzela (horn blown by sports fans)

五祖拳 五祖拳 wu3 zu3 quan2
Wuzuquan - "Five Ancestors" - Martial Art

先祖 先祖 xian1 zu3
deceased grandfather; ancestry

显祖 顯祖 xian3 zu3
ancestors (old)

小祖宗 小祖宗 xiao3 zu3 zong1
brat; little devil

元世祖 元世祖 yuan2 shi4 zu3
lit. progenitor of the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), title of Khubilai Khan (1215-1294), first Yuan dynasty emperor, reigned 1260-1294

元太祖 元太祖 yuan2 tai4 zu3
posthumous title of Genghis Khan 成吉思汗 (1162-1227)

远祖 遠祖 yuan3 zu3
a remote ancestor

曾外祖父 曾外祖父 zeng1 wai4 zu3 fu4
great-grandfather (mother's grandfather)

曾外祖母 曾外祖母 zeng1 wai4 zu3 mu3
great-grandmother (mother's grandmother)

曾祖 曾祖 zeng1 zu3
great-grandfather (father of one's paternal grandfather)

曾祖父 曾祖父 zeng1 zu3 fu4
father's father's father; paternal great-grandfather

曾祖母 曾祖母 zeng1 zu3 mu3
father's father's mother; paternal great-grandmother

郑光祖 鄭光祖 zheng4 guang1 zu3
Zheng Guangzu, Yuan dynasty dramatist in the 雜劇|杂剧 tradition of musical comedy, one of the Four Great Yuan dramatists 元曲四大家

正祖 正祖 zheng4 zu3
Jeonjo (1752-1800), 22nd king of Korean Joseon dynasty

直系祖先 直系祖先 zhi2 xi4 zu3 xian1
direct ancestor

祖辈 祖輩 zu3 bei4
ancestors; forefathers; ancestry

祖冲之 祖沖之 zu3 chong1 zhi1
Zu Chongzhi (429-500), astronomer and mathematician

祖传 祖傳 zu3 chuan2
passed on from ancestors; handed down from generation to generation

祖坟 祖墳 zu3 fen2
ancestral tomb

祖父 祖父 zu3 fu4
father's father; paternal grandfather

祖父辈 祖父輩 zu3 fu4 bei4
people of one's grandparents' generation

祖父母 祖父母 zu3 fu4 mu3
paternal grandparents

祖姑母 祖姑母 zu3 gu1 mu3
father's father's sister; great aunt

祖国 祖國 zu3 guo2
motherland

祖国光复会 祖國光復會 zu3 guo2 guang1 fu4 hui4
movement to restore the fatherland

祖国和平统一委员会 祖國和平統一委員會 zu3 guo2 he2 ping2 tong3 yi1 wei3 yuan2 hui4
Committee for Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland (North Korean)

祖籍 祖籍 zu3 ji2
ancestral hometown; original domicile (and civil registration)

祖居 祖居 zu3 ju1
former residence; one's original home

祖鲁 祖魯 zu3 lu3
Zulu

祖鲁人 祖魯人 zu3 lu3 ren2
Zulu people

祖马 祖馬 zu3 ma3
Zuma (name); Jacob Zuma (1942-), South African ANC politician, vice-president 1999-2005, president from 2009

祖母 祖母 zu3 mu3
father's mother; paternal grandmother

祖母绿 祖母綠 zu3 mu3 lv4
emerald

祖鸟 祖鳥 zu3 niao3
dinosaur ancestor of birds

祖鸟类 祖鳥類 zu3 niao3 lei4
dinosaur ancestors of birds

祖系 祖系 zu3 xi4
ancestry; lineage; pedigree; also written 祖係|祖系

祖先 祖先 zu3 xian1
ancestor; forebears

祖语 祖語 zu3 yu3
proto-language; parent language (linguistics)

祖宗 祖宗 zu3 zong1
ancestor; forebear

祖祖辈辈 祖祖輩輩 zu3 zu3 bei4 bei4
for generations; from generation to generation