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627. Vowel in its strong forms

The root mṛj also has the vṛddhi-vowel in its strong forms: thus, mā́rjmiámārjamámārṭ (150 b); and the same strengthening is said to be allowed in weak forms before endings beginning with a vowel: thus, mārjantuamārjan; but the only quotable case is mārjīta (LÇS.). Forms from a-stems begin to appear already in AV.

a In the other tense-systems, also, and in derivation, mṛj shows often the vṛddhi instead of the guṇa-strengthening.