[INDOLOGY] Question

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Mon Mar 15 14:06:07 UTC 2021

Pāṇini' rule "ग्रहोऽलिटि दीर्घ:" [७।२।३७] prescribes the lengthening of "i"
in forms like गृहीत, गृहीत्वा etc.  Is there a historical explanation of
this lengthening?

Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India

[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]

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