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अमुष्मिन् mLs

Today we will look at the form अमुष्मिन् from श्रीमद्भागवतम् SB 10-55-34

स एव वा भवेन्नूनं यो मे गर्भे धृतोऽर्भकः ।
अमुष्मिन्प्रीतिरधिका वामः स्फुरति मे भुजः ।। १०-५५-३४ ।।

Gita Press translation “Or he may undoubtedly be the selfsame boy who was borne in my womb; (for) great is my affection for him and my left arm is throbbing.”

‘अदस्’ gets प्रातिपदिक-सञ्ज्ञा by 1-2-45 अर्थवदधातुरप्रत्ययः प्रातिपदिकम् and सर्वनाम-सञ्ज्ञा by 1-1-27 सर्वादीनि सर्वनामानि । The विवक्षा here is पुंलिङ्गे सप्तमी-एकवचनम्4-1-2 स्वौजसमौट्छष्टा… mandates the प्रत्ययाः सुँ, औ, जस् etc. after the प्रातिपदिकम् ‘अदस्’

(1) अदस् + ङि ।

(2) अद अ + ङि । By 7-2-102 त्यदादीनामः, अदस् gets the अकारादेशः । As per 1-1-52 अलोऽन्त्यस्य, only the ending सकार: gets replaced.

(3) अद + ङि । By 6-1-97 अतो गुणे, the अकारः at the end of “अद” and the following अकारादेशः is replaced by अकारः (पररूपम्) as एकादेशः ।

(4) अद + स्मिन् । By 7-1-15 ङसिङ्योः स्मात्स्मिनौ, since the pronoun “अद” ends in an अकार:, the affix ‘ङि’ is replaced by स्मिन्। 1-3-4 न विभक्तौ तुस्माः prevents the ending नकारः of the affix स्मिन् from getting the designation इत्।

(5) अमुस्मिन् । By 8-2-80 अदसोऽसेर्दादु दो मः, there is a substitution of उकार: in place of the अकार: following the दकार: of “अदस्” and the दकार: gets substituted by मकार:।

(6) अमुष्मिन् । By 8-3-59 आदेशप्रत्यययोः – The letter ‘स्’ is replaced by the cerebral ‘ष्’ when preceded either by a letter of the इण्-प्रत्याहार: or a letter of the क-वर्ग: (‘क्’, ‘ख्’, ‘ग्’, ‘घ्’, ‘ङ्’)। This substitution only takes place if the ‘स्’ is an आदेश: (substitute) or part of a प्रत्यय: (affix.)


1. Where has the अस्मद्-प्रातिपदिकम् been used in this verse?

2. What would have been the final form in this example, if it had been feminine?

3. We have studied one अपवाद-सूत्रम् for 8-2-80 अदसोऽसेर्दादु दो मः। Which one is that? Why did it not apply in this example?

4. In the masculine, 7-2-102 त्यदादीनामः applies in all (7 X 3 =) 21 places of the declension table of “अदस्”, except for one place. Which is that one place where 7-2-102 doesn’t apply?

5. Which प्रातिपदिकम् used in the verse has the घि-सञ्ज्ञा?

6. Which noun in the verse is being referred to by the pronoun “अमुष्मिन्”?

7. How would you say this in Sanskrit?
“This may be my brother’s book.” Use a verb from the verse for “may be.”

8. Please state the one synonym for the word “गर्भ:” (प्रातिपदिकम् “गर्भ” masculine, meaning “womb”) as given in the अमरकोश:। We have already seen this in a prior example. (Search this web site for “गर्भ”)।

Easy questions:

1. Please give the steps in the सन्धि-कार्यम् of भवेत् + नूनम् = भवेन्नूनम्।

2. Derive the form य: (पुंलिङ्गे प्रथमा-एकवचनम्) from the प्रातिपदिकम् “यद्”। (Use 7-2-102 त्यदादीनामः)।

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