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Godan verb, transitive verb

  1. to bear, to carry on one's back.
  2. to take responsibility for, to accept a duty.
  3. to be injured.
  4. to owe.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
[] 負う おう

Contained Kanji Breakdown

defeat, negative, - (3rd)
  • knife, wrapping enclosure(勹) variant
  • shellfish(1st)
    • eye, class, look(1st)
    • eight, eight radical (no. 12)(1st)