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Middle JapaneseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Japanese kaparu (kapar-), from Proto-Japonic *kapa-ra-, root *kapa "change". Related to かはす (kafas-) "exchange", かふ (kaf-) "buy; intersect", かふ (kafe-) "change (tr.)".

VerbEdit

かはる (quadrigrade, intransitive, rōmaji kafaru, stem kafar-)

  1. (intransitive) to change
  2. to be replaced with, be substituted for

DescendantsEdit