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Meaning of 宗

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Pinyin: zōng
English Definition: school; sect; purpose; model; ancestor; clan; to take as one's model (in academic or artistic work); classifier for batches, items, cases (medical or legal), reservoirs
Chinese Definition:
①家族的上辈,民族的祖先:祖宗。宗庙。宗祠。
②家族:宗法(封建社会以家族为中心,按制统远近区别亲疏的制度)。宗族。宗室(帝王的宗族)。宗兄。
③派别:宗派。禅宗(佛教的一派)。
④主要的目的和意图:宗旨。开宗明义。
⑤尊奉:宗仰。
⑥为众人所师法的人物:宗师。
⑦量词,指件或批:一宗心事。
⑧姓氏。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: An altar to the ancestor spirits found in one's home
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ shì ] altar; ceremony; to show, to demonstrate
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Example Words
宗教 zōng jiào religion
宗旨 zōng zhǐ objective; aim; goal
祖宗 zōng ancestor; forebear
大宗 zōng large amount; staple; influential family of long standing
正宗 zhèng zōng orthodox school; fig. traditional; old school; authentic; genuine
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