ashtottaram (fwd)

Anand Hudli anandhudli at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed May 13 09:47:40 CDT 1998

>Hi Ravi,
>I confirmed that dhIH is a feminine root, meaning
>which becomes dhiye or dhiyai in the caturthI vibhakti. I think dhiye
>be a better choice. It is one of those rare declensions that finds
>mention in the grammar books, and is therefore easily forgotten! Also,
>check with John Grimes if candramas takes forms like manas or like
>a-kArAnta roots. I suspect that it is like manas, which means that the
>dative would be candramase; if it is a standard a-kArAnta, candramAya
>would be correct, but I wasn't able to check on this.

 The chaturthi vibhakti form of chandramas is chandramase. The
 only differences between the vibhakti forms of between chandramas
 and manas are in the first two vibhaktis. Chandramas is masculine
 while manas is neuter; thus the differences.


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