龍馬

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See also: 龙马

Chinese[edit]

dragon; imperial; Long (a surname) horse
trad. (龍馬)
simp. (龙马)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

龍馬

  1. (Chinese mythology) longma (mythological creature with a dragon's head and a horse's body)
  2. (literary) fine horse

Adjective[edit]

龍馬

  1. aged but vigorous; old but strong

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

龍馬

  1. (astronomy) Alternative name for (Fáng, “Room (constellation)”).

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Chinese 龍馬 (ljowng mæX, literally dragon + horse). The goon reading, so likely the initial borrowing.

Kanji in this term
りゅう
Jinmeiyō

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

龍馬 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 竜馬, hiragana りゅうめ, rōmaji ryūme)

  1. Kyūjitai spelling of 竜馬: excellent horse; promoted bishop

Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of ryūme above, using the kan'yōon reading of ma for the character.

Kanji in this term
りゅう
Jinmeiyō

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

龍馬 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 龍馬, hiragana りゅうま, rōmaji ryūma)

  1. Kyūjitai spelling of 竜馬: promoted bishop