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417. A few neuter nouns in as

Adjectives

a. A few neuter nouns in as with accent on the radical syllable have corresponding adjectives or appellatives in ás, with accent on the ending: thus, for example, ápaswork, apás active; táras quickness, tarás quick; yáças glory, yaçás glorious. A few other similar adjectives — as tavás mighty, vedhás pious — are without corresponding nouns.

b. Original adjectives in is do not occur (as to alleged desiderative adjectives in is, see 392 d). But in us are found as many adjectives as nouns (about ten of each class); and in several instances adjective and noun stand side by side, without difference of accent such as appears in the stems in as: e.g. tápus heat and hot; vápus wonderand wonderful.