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1235. mant. This is a twin-suffix

मन्त् mant. This is a twin-suffix to वन्त् vant (above, 1233); their derivatives have the same value, and are to some extent exchangeable with one another. But possessives in मन्त्mant are much less frequent (in the older language, about a third as many), and are only very rarely made from a-stems.

a. If the accent of the primitive word is on the final, it is in the great majority of instances (three quarters) thrown forward upon the added suffix; otherwise, it maintains its place unchanged. A final vowel before the suffix is in only a few cases made long. Examples are:

b. With the accent of the primitive unchanged: káṇvamant, yávamant rich in barley, and vibhavamant n. pr. (these alone from a-stems, and the first only occurring once); ávimantpossessing sheepaçánimant bearing the thunderboltóṣadhīmant rich in herbsvā́çīmant carrying an axevásumant possessing good thingsmádhumant rich in sweets,tváṣṭṛmant accompanied by Tvashtarhótṛmant provided with priestsā́yuṣmant long-livedjyótiṣmant full of brightness; — ulkuṣī́mant accompanied with meteorspīlúmant(?), prasū́mant having young shootsgómant rich in kinegarútmant wingedvihútmant with libationkakúdmant humpedvidyúnmant (with irregular assimilation of t: VS. has also kakúnmantgleamingvirúkmant shininghavíṣmant with libationsvipruṣmant with drops.

c. With the accent thrown forward upon the ending: asimánt with knivesagnimánt having fireiṣudhimánt with a quiverpaçumánt possessing cattlevāyumánt with wind,pitṛmánt (AV. pitṛ́mantaccompanied by the Fathersmātṛmánt having a mother; no long final vowels are found before the suffix in this division, and only once a consonant, indasmát (RV., once).

d. Protraction of a final vowel is seen in tvíṣīmant, dhrájīmant, hírīmant; in jyótiṣīmant is irregularly inserted an ī (after the analogy of táviṣīmant); in çuciṣmant, mahiṣmant, an ssuṣumánt (RV., once) appears to be primary.

e. The adverb āçumát appears to be related to adverbs in vát as the suffix mant to vant.

f. By the side of derivatives made with internal combination appears vidyúnmant even in RV.; and other like cases occur later: thus, parisrúnmant, kakunmant, kṣunmant, puronún̄mant, vān̄mant, kakummant, gudaliṇmant, yaçomant.