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See also: 恐龍 and 恐龙

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Kanji in this term
きょう
Grade: S
りゅう
Grade: S
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Calque of New Latin dinosaurus. Coined by Matajirō Yokoyama in 1895 [1].

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

恐竜 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 恐龍, hiragana きょうりゅう, rōmaji kyōryū)

  1. a dinosaur (animal of the clade Dinosauria)
    • 1999 December 1, “剣竜ソード・ドラゴン [Sword Dragon]”, in Booster 6 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (ぜん) (しん)にカタナのトゲがついた (きょう) (りゅう) (とっ) (しん) (こう) (げき)をする。
      Zenshin ni katana no toge ga tsuita kyōryū. Tosshin kōgeki o suru.
      A dinosaur covered with katana-like spines. It attacks by charging.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.