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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *Hićśáti, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hisĉáti, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂i-sḱé-ti, from *h₂eys- (to wish, desire, want). Cognate with Avestan 𐬌𐬯𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬌 (isaiti), Old Church Slavonic искати (iskati), Lithuanian ieškoti, Old Armenian հայց (haycʿ).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /it.t͡ɕʰɐ́.t̪i/, [it̚.t͡ɕʰɐ́.t̪i]
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈit.t͡ɕʰɐ.t̪i/, [ˈit̚.t͡ɕʰɐ.t̪i]
  • VerbEdit

    इच्छति (icchati) (root इष्, class 6, type parasmaipada)

    1. to desire, wish, long for
    2. to search