桜花

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桜花

Etymology 1Edit

From Sinitic 櫻花.

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NounEdit

桜花 (hiragana おうか, historical hiragana あうくゎ, romaji ōka)

  1. a cherry blossom
Derived termsEdit
  • 桜花爛漫 (おうからんまん, ōka ranman): cherry blossoms in full bloom

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Japanese. Compound of (sakura, cherry tree) +‎ (hana, blossom, flower). The hana changes to bana due to rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

桜花 (hiragana さくらばな, romaji sakurabana)

  1. a cherry blossom
Last modified on 23 July 2013, at 21:06