to desire
(In the sense of strongly wanting to have something. Often, it has sexual undertones, but not always. The base verb "gehren" doesn't exist anymore, but it's related to "gern" and "yearn")
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The core idea of this root was:

wanting, liking

And this is still visible in the offspring  yearn, greed and charisma, though from kind of different angles.
There’s a second Indo-European *gher- but that one is unrelated and its core idea is grasping.

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