vuñ वुञ्

Definition: (ID tad. affix अक causing vṛddhi to the vowel of the first syllable of that word to which it is added, as prescribed, (a) to the words denoting an offspring as also to the words उक्ष, उष्ट्र etc.in the sense of 'a group'; e. g. अोपगवकम्, औष्ट्रकम्, कैदारकम् etc.: cf. P.IV.2.39, 40; (b) to the words राजन्य and others in the sense of 'inhabited country'; e. g. राजन्यकः देवनायकः etc., cf. P. IV.2.53, (c) to the words headed by अरीहण such as द्वुघण, खदिर्, मैत्रायण, काशकृत्स्न etc. in the quadruple senses; e.g. अारीहणकम्, द्रौबणकम्, cf. P.IV.2.80, (d) to the word धन्व meaning a desert, to words with य् or र for their penultimate, to words ending in प्रस्थ, पुर and वह as also to words headed by धूम, नगर, अरण्य कुरु, युगन्धर etc., under certain conditions in the miscellaneous senses; e. g. सांकाश्यकः,पाटलिपुत्रकः, माकन्दकः, आङ्गकः, वाङ्गकः, धौमकः, नागरकः, अारण्यकः etc.; cf. P.IV.2.121-130,134,135, 136; (e) to the words शरद्, आश्वयुजी, ग्रीष्म, वसन्त, संवत्सर,अाग्रहायणी and others in the specific senses given: cf. P. IV. 3.27, 45, 46, 49, 50; (f) to words denoting descendence or spiritual relation, words meaning families and warrior clans, words कुलाल and others, words meaning clans, and students learning a specific Vedic branch in specific senses prescribed : e. g. आचार्यक, मातामहक, ग्लौचुकायनक, कालालक, काठक, कालापक etc.; cf. P. IV. 3.77, 99, 118, 126; (g) to the words शाकल, उष्ट्र, उमा and ऊर्णा in the specially given senses; e.g. शाकलः, संघः, औप्ट्रकः, औमम् और्णम्, cf.P.IV.3.188,157,158; (h) to words with य् as the penultimate, and a long vowel preceding the last one, to words in the dvandva compound, and to the words मनोज्ञ, कल्याण and others in the sense of 'nature' or 'profession';e.g रामणीयकम् गौपालपशुपालिका, गार्गिका, काठिका etc; cf. P. V.1.132,133,134: (2) kṛt affix अक added to the roots निन्द् हिंस् and others, and to the roots देव् and कृश् with a prefix before,in the sense of a habituated,professional or skilled agent; e.g.. निन्दकः, परिक्षेपकः, असूयकः, परिदेवकः, आक्रोशकः etc. cf. P.III.2. 146, 147.


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