Meanings

1.
the lust, the desire
(Mainly used in a sexual sense. Sounds very intense.)
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Word Family

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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