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स्वसः fVs

Today we will look at the form स्वसः-fVs from श्रीमद्भागवतम् Sb10-82-21

कंसप्रतापिताः सर्वे वयं याता दिशं दिशम् ।
एतर्ह्येव पुनः स्थानं दैवेनासादिताः स्वसः ।। १०-८२-२१ ।।

Gita Press translation “Sister, you are aware how harassed by Kaṁsa, we had to flee from one quarter to another. It is only now that we have been restored to a secure position by Providence.”

‘स्वसृ’ gets प्रातिपदिकसंज्ञा by 1-2-45 अर्थवदधातुरप्रत्ययः प्रातिपदिकम्। The विवक्षा here is सम्बुद्धिः4-1-2 स्वौजसमौट्छष्टा… mandates the प्रत्ययाः सुँ, औ, जस् etc. after the प्रातिपदिकम् “स्वसृ” ।

(1) स्वसृ + सुँ ।

(2) स्वसर् । By 7-3-110 ऋतो ङिसर्वनामस्थानयोः, ऋत् (short ऋ) ending अङ्गम् gets a गुणः replacement, when followed by the affix ङि or an affix with the designation सर्वनामस्थानम्। By 1-1-51 उरण् रपरः, in the place of ऋवर्ण: if an अण् letter (अ, इ, उ) comes as a substitute, it is always followed by a रँ letter. See easy questions 1, 2 and 3.

(3) स्वसर् + स् । अनुबन्ध-लोपः by 1-3-2 उपदेशेऽजनुनासिक इत् and 1-3-9 तस्य लोपः।

(4) स्वसर् । By 6-1-68 हल्ङ्याब्भ्यो दीर्घात्‌ सुतिस्यपृक्तं हल्, a single letter affix सुँ, ति or सि is dropped following a base ending in a consonant or in the long feminine affix ङी or आप्। Now “स्वसर्” gets the पद-सञ्ज्ञा by 1-1-62 प्रत्ययलोपे प्रत्ययलक्षणम्, 1-4-14 सुप्तिङन्तं पदम्

(5) स्वसः । विसर्ग-आदेशः by 8-3-15 खरवसानयोर्विसर्जनीयः


1. We have studied one सूत्रम् in which पाणिनि: specifically mentions the प्रातिपदिकम् “स्वसृ”। Which one is it and why did it not apply in this example?

2. The अव्ययम् “एतर्हि” (meaning “अस्मिन् काले”) is formed using the तद्धित-प्रत्यय: “र्हिल्” as per the सूत्रम् 5-3-16 इदमो र्हिल्। By which सूत्रम् does it get the अव्यय-सञ्ज्ञा?

3. By which सूत्रम् does “पुनर्” get the अव्यय-सञ्ज्ञा?

4. Can you spot a प्रातिपदिकम् ending in the क्विन्-प्रत्यय: in the verse?

5. Where has the सूत्रम् 7-1-17 जसः शी been used?

6. Where is 7-3-110 ऋतो ङिसर्वनामस्थानयोः used for the first time in the गीता?

7. How would you say this in Sanskrit?
“Just now I saw your brother.” Use words from the verse for “just now” and use the adjective प्रातिपदिकम् “दृष्टवत् (feminine दृष्टवती)” to convey the meaning “saw.”

8. Please state the one synonym for the word “स्वसा” (प्रातिपदिकम् “स्वसृ” feminine, meaning “sister”) as given in the अमरकोश:।
भगिनी स्वसा ।।२-६-२९।।
(इति द्वे “स्वसु:” नामनी)

Easy questions:

1. Which letters are contained in the रँ-प्रत्याहार:?

2. By which सूत्रम् does पाणिनि: define the गुण-सञ्ज्ञा?

3. By which सूत्रम् does the सुँ-प्रत्यय: get the सर्वनामस्थान-सञ्ज्ञा which is required to apply 7-3-110 ऋतो ङिसर्वनामस्थानयोः in step 2?

4. Where has the सूत्रम् 6-1-77 इको यणचि been used in the verse?

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