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EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from 恐龍, composed of (“terror”) and (“dragon”), from Chinese 恐龍 or directly from Japanese 恐竜 (kyōryū). For the extended sense, semantic loan from Chinese (long) or semantic loan from Japanese (ryū).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(classifier con) khủng long

  1. a dinosaur
  2. (by extension) some other prehistoric reptiles, such as pterosaurs and ichthyosaurs
    Synonym: thằn lằn