恐竜

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See also: 恐龍 and 恐龙

Japanese[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

(kyō, fearful) +‎ (ryū, dragon), calque of New Latin Dinosaurus. Coined by Matajirō Yokoyama in 1895 [1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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 May 27, “きょうりゅうじん [Dinosaur Man]”, in Vol.3 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (ひと) (がた) (きょう) (りゅう) (たか) () (のう) ()つが、あまり (つよ)くはない。
      Hitogata no kyōryū. Takai chinō o motsu ga, amari tsuyoku wa nai.
      A humanoid dinosaur. He has high intelligence, but lackluster strength.
    • 1999 October 17, “しかばねむさぼりゅう [Scavenging Dragon]”, in BOOSTER 5 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (なん)でも () () (だくくち) () (きょう) (りゅう)。その (こう) (げき) (つよ)い。
      Nan demo kamikudaku kuchi o motsu kyōryū. Sono kōgeki wa tsuyoi.
      A dinosaur with a jaw that can crush anything. Such an attack is very powerful.
    • 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 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.