to wish, desire, ask for (c. acc.), expect SN.i.210 (dhammaṃ sotuṃ i.); Snp.127, Snp.345, Snp.512, Snp.813, Snp.836; Dhp.162, Dhp.291; Mnd.3, Mnd.138, Mnd.164; Cnd. s.v.; Pv.ii.6#3; Pp.19; Mil.269, Mil.327; Snp-a.16, Snp-a.23, Snp-a.321; Kp-a.17; Pv-a.20 Pv-a.71, Pv-a.74; Pot. icche Dhp.84; Snp.835; Pv.ii.6#6 & iccheyya DN.ii.2, DN.ii.10; Snp.35; Dhp.73, Dhp.88; ppr. icchaṃ Snp.826 Snp.831, Snp.937; Dhp.334 (phalaṃ) aor. icchi Pv-a.31
grd icchitabba Pv-a.8
pp iṭṭha & icchita; (q.v.). Note. In prep
■ compounds the root iṣ2 (icchati) is confused with root iṣ1 (iṣati, eṣati) with pp. both ˚iṭṭha and ˚iṣita Thus ajjhesati, pp. ajjhiṭṭha & ajjhesita; anvesati (Sk. anvicehati); pariyesati (Sk. parīcchati), pp. pariyiṭṭha pariyesita.

Sk. icchati, iṣ, cp. Av. isaiti, Obulg. iskati, Ohg. eiscōn, Ags. āscian = E. ask; all of same meaning “seek wish”


see aticchati & cp.; icchatā.

Sk. rcchati of ṛ, concerning which see appeti