Shortening of the end vowel is not a hurdle as it is one of the variants of the long vowel ending forms abundantly found. 

But consistent repetition is certainly something to consider. 

Sorry not to have been able to help you resolve.  

On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 9:30 PM, Martin Gansten <> wrote:
But in this case, neither of the two MSS I have been able to examine so far supports any of these readings. One consistently has bhāyi, at least 17 times; the other alternates between bhāyi and bhāi. There is no b/v and no long ī. Therefore I am hesitant to accept this as a variant of the bāī suffix.


Den 2017-04-23 kl. 17:38, skrev Nagaraj Paturi:
Its not v> bh , Its bāī > vāī or bāī > bhāī . bāī is the expected form. 

śrībāī /śrībāi / śrībāy is a very much possible female personal name.

Nagaraj Paturi
Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies
FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )