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.