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English Definitiondivine ancester; patron saint; Shengzu, temple name of the second Qing emperor, known as the Kangxi Emperor (1654-1722); cf. 康熙
Simplified Script圣祖
Traditional Script聖祖
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄥˋ ㄗㄨˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sing3zou2
Word Decomposition
shèngholy; sacred; saint; sage
ancestor; forefather; grandparents; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
圣诞节shèngdàn jiéChristmas time; Christmas season; Christmas
圣贤shèngxiána sage; wise and holy man; virtuous ruler; Buddhist lama; wine
圣诞shèngdànChristmas; birthday of reigning Emperor; Confucius' birthday
圣地shèngdìholy land (of a religion); sacred place; shrine; holy city (such as Jerusalem, Mecca etc); center of historic interest
圣战shèngzhànHoly war; jihad
Words With Same Tail Word    
马祖mǎzǔMatsu Islands off Fujian, administered by Taiwan
佛祖fózǔBuddha; founder of a buddhist sect
先祖xiānzǔdeceased grandfather; ancestry
叔祖shūzǔgrandfather's younger brother
太祖tàizǔGreat Ancestor (posthumous title, e.g. for the founder of a dynasty)
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