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Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

/opoki//oɸoki//oɸoki na//owoki na//oːki na/

Appears starting from the Muromachi period. Derived as the -na adjective construction of -i adjective 大きい (ōkii, big, great). See that entry for further details.

AdnominalEdit

大きな (hiragana おおきな, rōmaji ōkina, historical hiragana おほきな)

  1. big, large

Usage notesEdit

This term may only be used to directly modify a noun. In this grammatical role, it may be used largely interchangeably with 大きい (ōkii), the -i adjective form. In predicative use, only 大きい (ōkii) may be used: あれ*大き (are wa *ōki da) is incorrect grammar. Also, there is no adverbial form *大きに (*ōki ni), only the regular -ku adverbial form 大きく (ōkiku) of the -i adjective 大きい (ōkii).

See  (おお)きい (ōkii) for more on the difference between that word and  (おお)きな (ōkina).

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