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988. The infinitive in certain connections

In the later language, as in the earlier, the infinitive in certain connections has what we look upon as a passive value. Thus, kartum ārabdhaḥ begun to be madeçrotuṁ na yujyate it is not fit to be heard (for hearing). This is especially frequent along with the passive forms of √çak: thus, tyaktuṁ na çakyate it cannot be abandonedçakyāv ihā ”netum they two can be brought hitherna ca vibhūtayaḥ çakyam avāptum ūrjitāḥ nor are mighty successes a thing capable of being attained.