trivalI in compounds

victor davella vbd203 at GOOGLEMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 16 18:44:26 UTC 2010

Dear Oliver,

Right, it didn't seem exactly what you wanted, but it would seem that since
it's not in the sense of a name, Vamana would consider it incorrect or not
pure usage, so we wouldn't expect to find a Paninian explanation for such a
form  with the long i (not in the sense of a name) in or out of compound.
 Unfortunately I am away from a library and have only limited resources.  Do
any of the commentators make any comment?


On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 8:05 AM, Oliver Fallon <opfallon at> wrote:

> Thank you Victor,
> That is interesting, and would be more so if the occurrence I have were a
> proper name, but it is not what I'm looking for.
> I found it in the ZRGgAra-zataka of BhartRhari v.78, where its usage is
> unexceptional.
> I would simply like to know why the final vowel lengthens if trivali is in
> a
> compound.

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