Readings & Meanings:
to approach, to drop in, to gather, contribute, to draw up a chair
I contributed 300 yen to the red-feather fundraising. (red feathers are used in Japan instead of red ribbons. not necessarily AIDS-related.)
In Meguroku is the world's only parasite museum.
"Don't underestimate me just because I'm old!"
I was approached by a smarmy guy in the coffee shop.
ウ-kammuri, the U-crown, 宀, is the radical.
奇 is the phonetic. It's a combination of 可 and 大, showing a person (大) who bends (可). In other words, a lame person. Somehow, this came to mean "strange, wonderous."
In 寄, 奇 lends its meaning of "lean, bend" to the roof up top to show someone leaning toward (and approaching) a building.