mācākīya माचाकीय

Definition: an ancient writer of a Pratisakhya work, who is quoted in the Taittiriya Pratisakhya as one, holding the view that य and व् preceded by अ and followed by उ and ओ respectively, are dropped provided they stand at the beginning of a Pada (word). माचाकीय, who belonged to the Yajurveda school, is said to have held this view which is generally held by the followers of the Rgveda: cf. उकारौकारपरौ लुप्यते माचाकी यस्य(T. Pr. X.29) on which the commentator adds वह्वृचानामयं पक्षः.

Dictionary: Abhyankar
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