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 as described in 滿, 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, conveys the concept "wrap" (← wrap a pelt about the body).

[Return to Full Kanji List]