キュウ, グ, もと.める
request, want, wish for, require, demand
JLPT3 G4 S7 F220
A depiction of an animal pelt, complete with head and limbs, that would be wrapped about oneself for warmth (compare 㒼 as described in 滿, 皮 and 表, as well as 韋) → *draw tight* → *want* (← draw a desired object tightly into one's possession) → *seek*; *search for*; *request*; *ask* (for); *demand*; *buy*. In derivative characters, 求 conveys the concept "wrap" (← wrap a pelt about the body).
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