to long for, to be dissatisfied

to fret Ja.i.386 (˚māna); Ja.iii.143 (˚itvā); Ja.iv.3, Ja.iv.160; Ja.v.10 (anukkhaṇṭhanto); Dhs-a.407; Pv-a.162 (mā ukkaṇṭhi variant reading ukkaṇhi, so read for T. mā khuṇḍali)
pp ukkaṇṭhita (q.v.). Cp. pari˚.

fr. ud + kaṇṭh in secondary meaning of kaṇṭha neck, lit. to stretch one’s neck for anything; i.e. long for, be hungry after, etc.