See also: かぶ, がふ, and がぶ

Japanese Edit

Etymology 1 Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of かふ – see the following entry.
[verb] to buy
[verb] to value, to appreciate, to have a high opinion of someone
[verb] to provoke someone, to stir
(This term, かふ, is a historical kana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as かふ, see Category:Japanese kanji read as かふ.)

Etymology 2 Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of かふ – see the following entry.
[verb] to raise; to feed (livestock etc.)
[verb] to keep, have (a pet)
(This term, かふ, is a historical kana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as かふ, see Category:Japanese kanji read as かふ.)

Etymology 3 Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of かふ – see the following entries.
火夫
[noun] stoker
家譜
[noun] genealogy; family tree
寡夫
[noun] widower
寡婦
[noun] widow
(This term, かふ, is the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as かふ, see Category:Japanese kanji read as かふ.)

(The following entries are uncreated: 下付, 花布, 花譜, 家父, 家扶, 家婦, 跏趺.)

Old Japanese Edit

Etymology 1 Edit

From Proto-Japonic *kapu.

Verb Edit

かふ (kapu)

  1. 飼ふ: to raise, rear, keep (livestock)
  2. 買ふ: to buy, exchange
Conjugation Edit

Etymology 2 Edit

From Proto-Japonic *kapaCi, cognate with Etymology 1 senses above.

Verb Edit

かふ (kapu)

  1. 換ふ, 易ふ: to replace; to exchange, interchange
Conjugation Edit

Descendants Edit

  • Japanese: 変える (kaeru)