See also: vrddhi
- (linguistics, linguistic morphology) The strongest ablaut-grade in a series of vowel alternations in certain Indo-European languages, most notably Sanskrit, as well as in Proto-Indo-European.
- 2004, Benjamin Fortson, Indo-European Language and Culture, Blackwell 2004, page 117:
- Sometimes a vrddhi-derivative was formed from a zero-grade and involved the insertion of the full-grade vowel in the “wrong” place.
- (Sanskrit grammar) A group of long vowels.