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399. Some of the alternative stems

Some of the alternative stems mentioned above are instances of transition from the consonant to a vowel declension: thus, dánta, mā́sa. A number of other similar cases occur, sporadically in the older language, more commonly in the later. Such are pā́da, -māda, -dāça, bhrājá, viṣṭápa, dvāra and dura, pura, dhura, -dṛça,nā́sā, nidā, kṣípā, kṣapā́, āçā́, and perhaps a few others.

a. A few irregular stems will find a more proper place under the head of Adjectives.