佐 zǒu


: to assist; assistant; aide; to accompany

Kun Reading

佐ける | たすける tasukeru

ichidan verb | transitive verb
: to help; to save; to rescue; to give relief to; to spare (life); to reinforce; to promote; to abet

On Reading

さ sa

 Usage:

佐料 zuo3liao4: condiments; seasoning
佐證[证] zuo3zheng4: evidence; proof; to confirm; corroboration
佐貳[贰] zuo3’er4: deputy; junior
佐酒 zuo3jiu3: to drink together (in company); to drink together (with food)
輔[辅]佐 fu3zuo3: to assist (usually a ruler)
[輔佐 | ほさ hosa: aid; help; assistance; assistant; counselor; adviser]
 Etymology:


形声 Pictophonetic.
亻 (ren2: person radical 9) suggest the meaning, while
(zuo3: left) provides the sound.



Semantic:
you4: divine intervention; protection
[on: ゆう yuu]



 Examples:
none applicable

Resources: Chinese Dictionary | Japanese Dictionary