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On-yomi

so
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Meaning ancestor, pioneer, founder

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お祖父さん おじいさん
ojiisan
  1. noun grandfather
  2. male senior-citizen
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お祖母さん おばあさん
obaasan
  1. noun grandmother
  2. female senior-citizen
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祖父 そふ
sofu
  1. noun no-adjective grandfather
  2. old man
  3. kyogen mask used for the role of an old man
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先祖 せんぞ
senzo
noun no-adjective ancestor
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祖先 そせん
sosen
noun ancestor
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祖母 そぼ
sobo
noun no-adjective grandmother
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祖父 じじ
jiji
  1. noun no-adjective grandfather
  2. old man
  3. kyogen mask used for the role of an old man
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祖父 じい
jii
  1. noun no-adjective grandfather
  2. old man
  3. kyogen mask used for the role of an old man
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祖父 おおじ
ooji
  1. noun no-adjective grandfather
  2. old man
  3. kyogen mask used for the role of an old man
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祖父 おじ
oji
  1. noun no-adjective grandfather
  2. old man
  3. kyogen mask used for the role of an old man
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祖父 そぶ
sobu
  1. noun no-adjective grandfather
  2. old man
  3. kyogen mask used for the role of an old man
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祖母 ばば
baba
noun no-adjective grandmother
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祖母 おおば
ooba
noun no-adjective grandmother
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祖母 おば
oba
noun no-adjective grandmother
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祖母 うば
uba
noun no-adjective grandmother
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祖国 そこく
sokoku
noun motherland, fatherland, native country
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noun ancestor, forefather, progenitor
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元祖 がんそ
ganso
noun no-adjective originator, founder, pioneer, inventor
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教祖 きょうそ
kyouso
noun founder of a religious sect
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祖父母 そふぼ
sofubo
noun grandparents
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始祖 しそ
shiso
noun founder, originator, pioneer
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父祖 ふそ
fuso
noun ancestors
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開祖 かいそ
kaiso
noun (sect) founder, apostle, originator, inventor
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宗祖 しゅうそ
shuuso
noun sect founder
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おや
oya
  1. noun parent, parents
  2. dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.)
  3. founder
  4. (pet) owner
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祖母さん ばあさん
baasan
  1. noun grandmother
  2. female senior citizen
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祖父さん じいさん
jiisan
  1. noun grandfather (may be used after name as honorific)
  2. male senior-citizen (may be used after name as honorific)
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御祖父さん おじいさん
ojiisan
  1. noun grandfather
  2. male senior-citizen
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御祖母さん おばあさん
obaasan
  1. noun grandmother
  2. female senior-citizen
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お祖母ちゃん おばあちゃん
obaachan
noun usually kana familiar language granny, grandma, gran, female senior-citizen
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御祖母ちゃん おばあちゃん
obaachan
noun usually kana familiar language granny, grandma, gran, female senior-citizen
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遠祖 えんそ
enso
noun forefathers, remote ancestors
外祖父 がいそふ
gaisofu
noun maternal grandfather
共同祖界 きょうどうそかい
kyoudousokai
noun international settlement
御高祖頭巾 おこそずきん
okosozukin
noun kerchief worn by women in former times in Japan in cold weather, covering the whole head (except eyes)
お高祖頭巾 おこそずきん
okosozukin
noun kerchief worn by women in former times in Japan in cold weather, covering the whole head (except eyes)
人猿同祖説 じんえんどうそせつ
jinendousosetsu
noun monkey-ancestry theory
人祖 じんそ
jinso
noun progenitor
先つ祖 さきつおや
sakitsuoya
noun ancestor
先の祖 さきのおや
sakinooya
noun ancestor
先祖伝来 せんぞでんらい
senzodenrai
no-adjective inherited
祖型 そけい
sokei
noun prototype
祖国復帰 そこくふっき
sokokufukki
noun returning to one's fatherland
祖先崇拝 そせんすうはい
sosensuuhai
noun ancestor worship
太祖 たいそ
taiso
noun founder, progenitor, emperor
大祖 たいそ
taiso
noun founder, progenitor, emperor
中興の祖 ちゅうこうのそ
chuukounoso
noun ancestor who rejuvenated a dynasty or a family
天祖 てんそ
tenso
noun the ancestral Sun Goddess
天津御祖 あまつみおや
amatsumioya
noun imperial ancestor
同祖 どうそ
douso
noun no-adjective common ancestor
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