bahvādi बह्वादि

Definition: a class of words headed by बहु to which the fem. affix ई (ङीप्) is added to form the feminine base; the words ending in अ in this class take the fem. affix अा (टाप्) in case ई which is optional, is not added; other words remain as they are, if ई, is not added; e. g. बह्वी, बहुः; पद्धतिः, पद्धती; गतिः, _ गती; चण्डी, चण्डा; etc. cf. Kas. on P. IV. 1.45.

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