madhyapatita मध्यपतित

Definition: lit. fallen in the middle; the word is used generally in the sense of an augment which is inserted in the middle of a word. Sometimes an affix too, like अकच् or a conjugational sign like श्रम्, is placed in the middle of a word. Such a middling augment is technically ignored and a word together with it is taken as the original word for grammatical operations; e.g. उच्चकै:, नीचकै: etc. cf तन्मध्यपतितस्तद्ग्रहणेन गृह्यते Par. Śek. Pari. 89.

Dictionary: Abhyankar
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