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1101. Adverbs of manner

By the suffix thā are made adverbs of manner, especially from pronominal roots or stems.

a. Thus, táthāyáthākathā́ and itthā́ (by the side of which stand kathám and itthám; and ÇB. has itthā́t); and the rare imáthā and amúthā. And átha (V. often áthā)so then doubtless belongs with them. Further, from a few adjective and noun stems, mostly of quasi-pronominal character: thus, viçváthāsarváthāanyáthāubhayáthā,aparathāitaráthāyataráthāyatamáthākatarathākatamathāpūrváthāpratnáthāūrdhváthātiraçcáthāekathā (JB.), ṛtuthā́nāmáthā (once, AV.); andeváthā.

b. Yáthā becomes usually toneless in V., when used in the sense of iva after a noun forming the subject of comparison: thus, tāyávo yathā (RV.) like thieves.