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1301. Possessive compounds having as prior member a noun

Possessive compounds having as prior member a noun which has a quasi-adjective value in qualifying the final member are very frequent, and show certain specialities of usage.

a. Least peculiar is a noun of material as prior member (hardly to be reckoned as possessive dependents, because the relation of material is not regularly expressed by a case: 295): thus,híraṇyahasta gold-handedhíraṇyasraj with golden garlandsáyaḥsthūṇa having brazen supportsrajatánābhi of silver navel.