大阪

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See also: 大坂

Chinese[edit]

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
a slope; hillside
simp. and trad.
(大阪)
alt. forms 大坂

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 大阪 (Ōsaka, literally large hill).

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Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

大阪

  1. Osaka (a city in Honshū, Japan)

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

From /*oposaka//*oɸosaka//owosaka//oosaka//oːsaka/. Compound of (ō, large, great) +‎ (saka, hill). The geographical area was historically known as 小坂 (Osaka, Ozaka, little hill) and was renamed to “large hill”. Originally spelled as 大坂 before being replaced with 大阪.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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

  1. Osaka (a city and prefecture of Honshū, Japan)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

From /*oposaka//*opozaka//*oɸozaka//owozaka//oozaka//oːzaka/. Medial /s/ voices to /z/ due to rendaku (連濁). See above.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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

  1. Historical reading for present-day Osaka.

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