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Yinglong (simplifeed Cheenese: 应龙; traditeeonal Cheenese: 應龍; pinyin: yìnglóng; Wade–Giles: ying-lung; lit. "responsive draigon") is a winged draigon an rain deity in auncient Cheenese meethologie.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

This legendar creatur's name yinglong combines 4t-tone yìng 應 "respond; correspond; answer; reply; gree; comply; consent; promise; adapt; apply" an lóng 龍 "Cheenese draigon". Awtho the umwhile character is pronooncit 1st-tone yīng 應 "shoud; oucht tae; need tae; proper; suitable" an aw, yinglong 應龍 definitively means "responsive draigon; respondin draigon" an no "proper draigon".

Clessical uisages[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cheenese clessic texts frequently mention yinglong 應龍 "a winged rain-draigon" in meeths aboot the Three Soveranes an Five Emperors, especially the Yellae Emperor an his allegit descendent King Yu. The examples belaw, limitit tae beuks wi Inglis translations, are roughly arrangit in chronological order, awtho some heterogeneous texts hae uncertain dates o composition.