cay चय्

Definition: a short term (Pratyahara) for the first letters (क्, च्, ट् त्, and प्र) of the five classes. Sometimes as opined by पौष्करसादि, second letters are substituted for these if a sibilant follows them, e. g,अफ्सराः, वध्सरः । cf. चयो द्वितीयाः शरि पौप्करसांदरिति वाच्यम् cf. S.K. on ङूणोः कुक्टुक् शरि P. VIII.3.28.

Dictionary: Abhyankar
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