小坂

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology 1[edit]

wo saka → wosaka → osaka. Compound of wo (little) and saka (hill). The geographical area was later renamed to Ōsaka / Ōzaka (great hill).

Proper noun[edit]

小坂 (hiragana おさか, romaji osaka, historical hiragana をさか)

  1. Ōsaka, a prefecture of Japan.

Etymology 2[edit]

wo saka → wozaka → ozaka. Compound of wo (little) and saka (hill). The medial /s/ voices to /z/ due to Rendaku. The geographical area was later renamed to Ōsaka / Ōzaka (great hill).

Proper noun[edit]

小坂 (hiragana おざか, romaji ozaka, historical hiragana をざか)

  1. Ōsaka, a prefecture of Japan.