甫 means 'first time' or 'the first time'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 2643   Usefulness: 6    Study set: 6-6    Grade: 9   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 1 word   Used in 5 words   Used in 488 names   Component in 40 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jinmeiyō (人名用)
Kun    はじめて for the first time, not until
Name    はじめ   とし   なみ   すけ   よし
⿱  ⿻   ten   dot   to use  
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甫 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 甫 is used 4 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ホ (read as ぽ) : 2 words FIND ALL
beginning of the year
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ホ : 1 word FIND ALL
your personal name  (archaic)
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はじめて : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 初めて
1. for the first time  (see also: 始める)
2. only after ... is it ...; only when ... do you ...  (after the -te form of a verb)
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An additional ホ less common words include 甫 but the reading has not yet been categorized.

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ホ    the first time   
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ヨウ   もちいる to use   
ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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