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765. No forms of this class are quotable

The roots in īv — namely, dīv, sīv, srīv or çrīv, and ṣṭhīv (from which no forms of this class are quotable) — are written by the grammarians with iv, and a similar lengthening in the present-system is prescribed for them.

a. They appear to be properly dīū etc., since their vocalized final in other forms is always ūdīv is by this proved to have nothing to do with the assumed root div shine, which changes todyu (361 d): compare 240 b.