1206-Jouyou-kanji “祖” Stroke Order and Meanings

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“Grandfather” or “Ancestor” in Japanese kanji, and the Stroke Order and Meanings of Kanji “祖”

Japanese Jouyou-kanji “祖” means “Originator”, “Ancestor” or “God for the travel safety” etc.

Jouyou Kanji "祖"

Jouyou Kanji “祖”

Jouyou Kanji "祖" Stroke Order

Jouyou Kanji “祖” Stroke Order

Stroke # 9 Strokes
On-Yomi そ(so)
Kun-Yomi じじ(jiji)
Meanings Ancestor, Forefather
Follow (the original method), Inherit (the method)
God for the travel safety

Kanji words which contain Kanji “祖”, and their meanings

Words Meanings
祖宴(そえん-so e n) Farewell party
祖業(そぎょう-so gyo u) Business started by an ancestor, Inherited business
祖国(そこく-so ko ku) One’s fatherland, Native country
祖師(そし-so shi) Founder of a sect
祖述(そじゅつ-so ju tsu) Exposition of one’s master’s teachings or doctrines
祖神(そしん-so shi n) ① Ancestor worshipped as a deity, ② Travelers’ guardian deity, Deity on roadsides
祖先(そせん-so se n) Ancestor
祖宗(そそう-so so u) Ancestor
祖廟(そびょう-so byo u) Mausoleum containing the remains of one’s ancestors
祖法(そほう-so ho u) Law passed down from ancestors
祖霊(それい-so re i) Ancestral soul, Ancestral spirit
開祖(かいそ-ka i so) Founder, Originator
元祖(がんそ-ga n so) Founder, Originator
教祖(きょうそ-kyo u so) Founder of a religion, Guru
師祖(しそ-shi so) Founder of a sect