龙 - Dong Chinese dictionary

lóng

dragon

Pictograph of a dragon curled up. The simplified character was adapted from the cursive form of the traditional character .

Evolution

龙 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
龙 Bronze script Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)

Bronze script

Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)
龙 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
龙 Clerical script Western Jin dynasty (266-316 AD)

Clerical script

Western Jin dynasty (266-316 AD)
龙 Traditional script Modern

Traditional script

Modern
龙 Simplified script Modern

Simplified script

Modern
Definitions

() 

lóng

dragon; symbolic of emperor; CL:|[tiáo]; imperial

() 

Lóng

surname Long

Most common words with 龙
Freq.
Word
Meaning

dragon

恐龙

dinosaur

龙头

faucet

龙虾

lobster

飞龙

wyvern (type of dragon)

Component uses

Meaning component in 4 characters

Sound component in 15 characters