小坂

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See also: 小阪

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
さか
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

From /wosaka//osaka/. Compound of (o, little) +‎ (saka, hill). The geographical area was later renamed to 大阪 (Ōsaka, Ōzaka, large hill).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

小坂 (hiragana おさか, rōmaji Osaka, historical hiragana をさか)

  1. The ancient name for Osaka.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
さか > ざか
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

From /wosaka//wozaka//ozaka/. The medial /s/ voices to /z/ due to rendaku (連濁). See above.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

小坂 (hiragana おざか, rōmaji Ozaka, historical hiragana をざか)

  1. The ancient name for Osaka.