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Etymology 1[edit]

욍 ←

웅 →


(transliterations: RR yong, RRT , McCune–Reischauer yong, Yale yong)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .

Etymology 2[edit]



  1. () dragon
    • 개천에서 용 났다. (gaecheon-eseo yong nassda) This is said especially when a great man emerged out of the most unlikely background. This literally means that a dragon has emerged out of a brook. That is, what appears so unlikely happened strikingly in reality. It also suggests that a long river can be an analogy, embodiment, or at least birthplace of a dragon.
    • 이 논엔 용이 올라갔다. (i non-en yong-i ollagassda.) (The bold-faced idiom literally means "the dragon has risen".) There is no water in this paddy.


Derived terms[edit]

  • 공룡 ‎(gongnyong) (恐龍, gong-ryong, -nyong) dinosaur
  • 흑룡 ‎(heungnyong) (黑龍, heuk-ryong, -nyong) black dragon
  • 흑룡강 ‎(heungnyonggang) (-, -gang) (literally, Black Dragon River) Amur River
    • Chinese: 黑龍江 (pinyin: Hēilóng Jiāng), "Black Dragon River"
    • Manchu: Sahaliyan Ula, "Black River"
    • Mongolian: Хара-Мурэн (Khara-Muren), "Black River"
    • Russian: Амур (Amur), perhaps originally meaning "Black Dragon" or "North Waters"

See also[edit]

Hanja reading[edit]