A fun look at the meaning of "neugierig" and what curiosity has to do with greed.
neugierig, die Neugier, vergesslich, neu
The core idea of this root was:
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.