大阪

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See also: 大坂

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

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大阪

  1. Osaka, Japan

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: 1
さか
Grade: S
kun'yomi

oposaka → oɸosaka → owosaka → oosaka → oːsaka. Compound of opo (great) and saka (hill). The geographical area was historically known as Osaka / Ozaka (little hill) and was renamed to Ōsaka / Ōzaka "great hill". Originally spelled as 大坂 before being replaced with 大阪.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

大阪 (hiragana おおさか, romaji Ōsaka, historical hiragana おほさか)

  1. Ōsaka, a prefecture of Japan.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: 1
さか > ざか
Grade: S
kun'yomi

opo saka → opozaka → oɸozaka → owozaka → oozaka → oːzaka. Medial /s/ voices to /z/ due to rendaku. Compound of opo (great) and saka (hill). The geographical area was historically known as Osaka / Ozaka (little hill) and was renamed to Ōsaka / Ōzaka "great hill". Originally spelled as 大坂 before being replaced with 大阪.

Proper noun[edit]

大阪 (hiragana おおざか, romaji Ōzaka, historical hiragana おほざか)

  1. historical reading for present-day Ōsaka prefecture.

See also[edit]

  • 逢坂 (おうさか, ōsaka)