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1231. min. With this suffix

मिन् min. With this suffix are made an extremely small number of possessive adjectives.

a. In the old language, the words in min have the aspect of derivatives in in from nouns in ma, although in two or three cases — iṣmín and ṛgmín in RV., vāgmín in ÇB. — no such nouns are found in actual use beside them. In the later language, min is used as independent element in a very few words: thus, gomin possessing cattlesvāmin (Sūtras and later) master, lord(sva own), kakudmin humped.

b. The two words ṛgmín and vāgmín show not only reversion but also sonantizing of an original palatal.