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From Middle Breton caffout, from Proto-Celtic *kab-ei-tu (compare Cornish kavos), verbal noun of *kab- (compare Welsh cael), alteration of Proto-Indo-European *kh₂pi- (compare Latin capere, English have, heave, Albanian kap).



  1. (transitive) to find
  2. (transitive) to meet up with
  3. (reflexive, intransitive, reflexive form: en em gavout) to be at a place, find oneself


Personal forms
Indicative Conditional Imperative
Present Imperfect Preterite Future Present Imperfect
1s kavan kaven kavis kavin kavfen kavjen -
2s kavez kaves kavjout kavi kavfes kavjes kav
3s kav kave kavas kavo kavfe kavje kavet
1p kavomp kavemp kavjomp kavimp kavfemp kavjemp kavomp
2p kavit kavec'h kavjoc'h kavot kavfec'h kavjec'h kavit
3p kavont kavent kavjont kavint kavfent kavjent kavent
0 kaver kaved kavjod kavor kavfed kavjed -
Impersonal forms Mutated forms
Infinitive: kavout
Present participle: o kavout
Past participle: kavet (auxiliary verb: kaout but intransitive: bezañ)
Soft mutation after a: a gav-
Mixed mutation after e: e kav-
Soft mutation after ne/na: ne/na gav-


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