Sino-Korean word from 恐龍, from 恐 (“fearful”) + 龍 (“dragon”), from an orthographic borrowing from Japanese 恐竜 (kyōryū, “dinosaur”). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)
- (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈko̞(ː)ŋɲjoŋ]
- Phonetic hangul: [공(ː)뇽]
- Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?||gonglyong|
공룡 • (gongnyong) (hanja 恐龍)
- a dinosaur (animal of the clade Dinosauria)