Desiderative (Des)

Des of a generally expresses:


Wishing to do


Being about intending to do



The employment of Des is optional and may be paraphrased (unlike C).


Des sometimes take on Fut meanings





Cikīrṣati = Kartum icchati. (1 & 3)

‘He wishes to do.’


Phalam pipatiṣati. (2)

‘The fruit is about to fall.’


Rājānam prayiyāsantam. (4)

‘A king about to depart.’


Prāṇaḥ uccikramiṣan. (4)

‘The breath on the point of expiring.’