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ChineseEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 大阪 (Ōsaka, literally large hill).

 
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PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

大阪

  1. Osaka (a city in Honshū, Japan)

JapaneseEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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

  1. Osaka (a city and prefecture of Honshū, Japan)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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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