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768. Passive conjugation: A certain form of present-stem

IX. Accented -class: Passive conjugation.

A certain form of present-stem, inflected with middle endings, is used only in a passive sense, and is formed from all roots for which there is occasion to make a passive conjugation. Its sign is an accented य  added to the root: thus, हन्य hanyá from √ हन् han slay, आप्य āpyá from √आप् āp obtain, गृहय grhyá from √गृह् gṛh (or grahseize: and so on, without any reference to the class according to which the active and middle forms are made.