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From Proto-Indo-Iranian *pak-, *pač-, from Proto-Indo-European *pekʷ- (to cook, become ripe). Cognates include Latin coquō, Old Church Slavonic пекѫ (pekǫ) (whence Russian печь (peč')), Tocharian B päk-, Albanian pjek, Avestan 𐬞𐬀𐬗𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬌 (pačaiti), and Ancient Greek πέσσω (péssō).


पचति (pácati) (cl.1 P. Ā. root √pac)

  1. to cook, bake, roast, boil
  2. (with double accusative) to cook anything out of
  3. to bake or burn (bricks)
  4. to digest
  5. to ripen, mature, bring to perfection or completion
  6. (with double accusative) to develop or change into
  7. (intransitive) to become ripe or mature, to be cooked or burnt or melted or digested or ripened or developed
  8. to be tormented
  9. to become ripe or mature, to develop or ripen
  10. (causative) to cause to cook or be cooked, to have cooked or to cook
  11. (causative) to cause to ripen
  12. (causative) to bring to completion or to an end, cure, heal
  13. (intensive) to be much cooked, to cook very much or burn excessively, to be much afflicted