恐竜

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See also: 恐龍 and 恐龙

Japanese[edit]

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恐竜 (kyōryū): a collection of different dinosaurs.
Kanji in this term
きょう
Grade: S
りゅう
Grade: S
kan’on goon
Alternative spelling
恐龍 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(きょう)(りゅう) (kyōryūきようりゆう (kyouryū)? (kyūjitai 恐龍)

  1. a dinosaur (animal of the clade Dinosauria)
    • 1939, 天然紀念物調査報告書(南樺太白堊系化石), 樺太廳, page 80:
      ()(がた)のトラコドン(がた)(きよう)(りゆう)(ふか)(むし)(ひろ)(みじか)(ぜん)(がく)()(おい)()(ぶん)(きふ)(とう)(こつ)(そな)ふ。
      Kogata no torakodon-gata kyōryū wa fukai mushiro hiroku mijikai zengakubu ni oite tabun kyū na tōkotsu o sonau.
      (please add an English translation of this example)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  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
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.