to be motivated/inclined to do something, to feel like doing, to have a mind to do, to bother with doing
h34 wrote:вий / vij = power, strength
I don't think there's any etymological relation between Mari вий and Estonian viitsima
) but it's an interesting coincidence! It was Naava's word jaksaa
) that led me to think of viitsima
to begin with, but then I noticed how closely its first syllable matches the Mari word you posted.