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From Proto-Indo-European *preyH- (to like; love). Related to Old English frēoġan (to love), English free and friend.


प्रीणाति (prīṇā́ti) (cl.9 P. A1. root √prī)

  1. to please, gladden, delight gratify, cheer, comfort, soothe, propitiate
  2. to be pleased or satisfied with, delight in enjoy(+ genitive, instrumental, locative or ablative)
  3. to like, love, be kind to
  4. (causative) to please, delight gratify, propitiate
  5. to refresh, comfort
  6. (desiderative) to wish to please or propitiate