vṛddhi

See also: vrddhi

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EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Sanskrit वृद्धि (vṛddhi, growth, increase).

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NounEdit

vṛddhi (countable and uncountable, plural vṛddhis)

  1. (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.
  2. (Sanskrit grammar) A group of long vowels.

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