ショウ, め.す

seduce, call, send for, wear, put on, ride in, buy, eat, drink, catch (cold)

JLPT2 G7 S5 F1540

As per # (curve) + mouth → curve the arm and beckon, supplementing oral summoning → *summon* → *term of respect*. From the idea of a person of superior rank beckoning to an inferior for service, the verb is used as a polite expression for the following senses: *eat*, *drink*, *put on*, *wear*, and *take* (a bath/a conveyance). is also used in the same way for *buy* or *catch* (a cold). *Invite* is a borrowed meaning.

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