かふ

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Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

かふ (rōmaji kafu)

  1. 寡婦: widow

Middle Japanese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese kapu (kap-), from Proto-Japonic *kapa-.

Verb[edit]

かふ (quadrigrade, transitive, rōmaji kafu, stem kaf-)

  1. to raise, rear, keep (livestock)

Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: かう (kau) (飼う)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Japanese kapu (kap-), from Proto-Japonic *kapa-, root *kapa "change". Related to かはる (kafar-) "change (intr.)", かはす (kafas-) "exchange", かふ (kafe-) "change (tr.)".

Verb[edit]

かふ (quadrigrade, intransitive, rōmaji kafu, stem kaf-)

  1. to buy, exchange
  2. to cross, intersect, usually as second component in a compound verb

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Japanese kapu (kapey-), from Proto-Japonic *kapa-Ci-, root *kapa "change". Related to かはす (kafas-) "exchange", かはる (kafar-) "change (intr.)", かふ (kaf-) "buy; intersect".

Verb[edit]

かふ (bigrade, transitive, rōmaji kafu, stem kafe-)

  1. (intransitive) to change
  2. after infinitive in compound verb: to cross, intersect, (do) to each other

Descendants[edit]