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).
- to cook, bake, roast, boil
- (with double accusative) to cook anything out of
- स तन्दुलान् ओदनं पचति।
- sa tandulān odanaṃ pacati.
- He cooks porridge out of rice-grains.
- to bake or burn (bricks)
- to digest
- to ripen, mature, bring to perfection or completion
- (with double accusative) to develop or change into