trivalI in compounds

Dipak Bhattacharya dbhattacharya2004 at YAHOO.CO.IN
Fri Mar 19 05:54:55 UTC 2010

After Jayāditya’s explanation of P.2.1.51 taddhitārthottarapadasamāhāre ca when, of a compound formed after 2.1.50 the final meaning is that of a taddhita suffix or when a third word (uttarapada) follows the compound or when an ensemble is meant one gets a tatpuruṣa compound. This uttarapada compound is different from the uttarapadalopin compound commonly illustrated with siṃhāsana ‘lion (marked)  seat  ie a throne’. Naturally trilokanātha (Kumārasambhava 5.77) has been explained by Mallinātha as an uttarapada compound. This is implied also in the explanation of trilokasaundarya  (5.41).
trivalī  is neither an uttarapadalopin nor an uttarapada compound. An ensemble is meant. Naturally 2.1.50 and 51 are sufficient for forming the compound without invoking the concept of uttarapadalopin.  The gaṇasūtra 50 appended to 4.1.45 takes care of the long ī of words like trivalī. 

--- On Wed, 17/3/10, girish jha <jhakgirish at YAHOO.COM> wrote:

From: girish jha <jhakgirish at YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: trivalI in compounds
Date: Wednesday, 17 March, 2010, 11:37 PM

Dear colleagues,
As far as trivalii in compounds is concerned,it makes an uttarapadalopin Karmadhaaraya Compound :Triparimitaa valii trivalii.
 Tue, 3/16/10, Oliver Fallon <opfallon at YAHOO.COM> wrote:

From: Oliver Fallon <opfallon at YAHOO.COM>
Subject: trivalI in compounds
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 4:48 AM

Dear List Members,

Can anyone help finding a reference in Paninian literature for the
lengthening of the final vowel of trivali to trivalI in compounds?

MW says "f. in comp. the 3 folds over a woman's navel (regarded as a beauty)
VarBṛS. lxx , 5 Ṛitus. GarP."

I have looked in P. 6.3.114-139, which appears to be the relevant section,
but may have missed something.

With thanks,

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