九龍

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See also: 九龙

Chinese[edit]

nine; 9 dragon; imperial; Long (a surname)
trad. (九龍)
simp. (九龙)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

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 terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

九龍

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

Synonyms[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (九龍):

Others:

  • English: Kowloon
  • Japanese: 九龍 (クーロン)(Kūron), 九龍 (カウロン)(Kauron)
  • Korean: 주룽 (jurung)

Japanese[edit]

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology 1[edit]

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

From Chinese 九龍

Proper noun[edit]

九龍 (hiragana きゅうりゅう, romaji Kyūryū)

  1. Kowloon

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Borrowing from Cantonese 九龍(gau2 lung4)

Proper noun[edit]

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

  1. Kowloon