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638. The root be eager

The root vaç be eager is in the weak forms regularly and usually contracted to  (as in the perfect: 794 b): thus, uçmási (V.: once apparently abbreviated in RV. to çmasi),uçánti; pple uçánt, uçāná. Middle forms (except the pple) do not occur; nor do the weak forms of the imperfect, which are given as āuçva, āuṣṭam, etc.

a. RV. has in like, manner the participle uṣāṇá from the root vas clothe.