Today’s #kanji is #寄, which is made of its semantic element of #うかんむり（宀）and phonetic element of 奇. 奇 apparently has the meaning of “to lean” and 宀 shows association with a house, so can you guess what 寄 means then?
Meaning: to rely, to gather, etc.
寄宿（キシュク）する: [vi] to lodge (at a person’s house), to board
寄生（キセイ）する: [vi] to be parasitic, to live (parasitically) (upon …)
寄付（キフ）する: [vt] to contribute, to donate
寄与（キヨ）する: [vi] to contribute, to render service (to …)
寄（よ）る: [vi] to approach, to draw near; to lean against …; to gather
歩（あゆ）み寄（よ）る: [vi] to compromise, to make mutual concessions; to step up (to …)
言（い）い寄（よ）る: [vi] to make approaches to…, to flirt (with…)
年寄り/年寄（としより）: [noun] an old person, an elder
寄（よ）り添（そ）う: [vi] to draw close, to snuggle up (to …)
寄（よ）せ集（あつ）める: [vt] to put together, to collect, to scrape together
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