See also: 大坂

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ChineseEdit

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

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Proper nounEdit

大阪

  1. Osaka, Japan

JapaneseEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

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

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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

  1. Ōsaka, a prefecture of Japan.
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Etymology 2Edit

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

opo saka → opozaka → oɸozaka → owozaka → oozaka → oːzaka. Medial /s/ voices to /z/ due to rendaku. Compound of (ō, great) +‎ (saka, hill). The geographical area was historically known as 小坂(Osaka, Ozaka, little hill) and was renamed to Ōsaka / Ōzaka "great hill". Originally spelled as 大坂 before being replaced with 大阪.

Proper nounEdit

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

  1. historical reading for present-day Ōsaka prefecture.

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