おおさか

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oposaka → oɸosaka → owosaka → oosaka → oːsaka. Compound of ‎(ō, great) and ‎(saka, hill). The geographical area was historically known as 小坂 ‎(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]

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

  1. 大阪: Ōsaka, a prefecture of Japan.