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るー・どぅー【竜・龍】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

ruu · duu [ɾuː~duː]

Definition

Noun

  1. A dragon
  2. A tornado; a waterspout (see also: るーさがい ruusagai)

Etymology

Cognate to standard Japanese りゅう・りょう・ろう【竜・龍・襲・籠】  ryuu ~ ryou ~ rou "dragon". Related to Korean 【龍・竜】 용 yong (< 룡 ryong), 농 nong (< 롱 rong), and 방 bang; and Vietnamese 【龍】 long "dragon". Ultimately derived from Chinese 【龙・竜・龍】 (cf. Cantonese lung4; Mandarin lóng, lǒng, néng, and màng); Middle Chinese 【龍】 *liong "dragon".

意味:りゅう・ろう【竜・龍】、たつまき【竜巻】

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