trivalI in compounds

Dominic Goodall dominic.goodall at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 18 23:24:32 EDT 2010


On the issue of the "proper name"...

Trivalii can be a sa.mj~naa in as much as it names one particular  
group of three folds, namely that at the waist, and not just any group  
of three folds, for instance on the forehead or behind the knee.

This is presumably Vaamana's point when he applies Paa.nini's rule  
diksa.mkhye sa.mj~naayaam (2.1.50).

On 16 Mar 2010, at 19:35, Oliver Fallon 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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