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626. Irregularities of the Root-class

Irregularities of the Root-class.

The roots of the class ending in u have in their strong forms the vṛddhi instead of the guṇa-strengthening before an ending beginning with a consonant: thus, from √stustāúmi,ástāut, and the like: but ástavamstávāni, etc.

a. Roots found to exhibit this peculiarity in actual use are kṣṇuyu unitesu (or impelsku, stu, snu (these in the earlier language), nu, ru, and hnu. RV. has once stoṣi, andanāvan. Compare also 633.