逢坂

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 3

Etymology[edit]

apusaka → aɸusaka → *awusaka → ausaka → ɔːsaka → oːsaka. Literally "meeting hill". Often used figuratively as a place of meeting or separation between men and women.

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逢坂 (hiragana おうさか, romaji Ōsaka, historical hiragana あふさか)

  1. the western area of Ōtsu, Shiga
  2. an abbreviation for the Ōsaka Checkpoint, a checkpoint located to the south of Ōtsu, Shiga at Ōsaka Mountain
  3. an abbreviation for Ōsaka Mountain, a 325 meter mountain located between Ōtsu City and Kyōto City

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