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ChineseEdit

nine dragons
trad. (九龍)
simp. (九龙)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

九龍

  1. (Chinese mythology) nine dragons that were able to control water resources to prevent flooding
  2. (Chinese mythology) beast ridden by immortals
  3. (literary, figuratively, laudatory) nine men from the same school or family

Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

九龍

  1. Kowloon (an urban area in Hong Kong)
  2. (~江) Jiulong River (river in southern Fujian)
  3. () Jiulong County, Sichuan, China

SynonymsEdit

  • (river): 北溪 (Běixī) (upper reaches, above the confluence with the Xixi); 龍江龙江 (Lóngjiāng) (obsolete or historical)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (九龍):

Others:


JapaneseEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
きゅう
Grade: 1
りゅう
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

From Chinese 九龍

Proper nounEdit

九龍 (hiragana きゅうりゅう, rōmaji Kyūryū, historical hiragana きうりゆう)

  1. Kowloon

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
かう
Grade: 1
ろん
Jinmeiyō
Irregular
Kanji in this term
くー
Grade: 1
ろん
Jinmeiyō
Irregular

Borrowed from Cantonese 九龍 (gau2 lung4)

Proper nounEdit

九龍 (katakana クーロン, rōmaji Kūron, alternative reading カウロン, rōmaji Kauron)

  1. Kowloon