ḍ ड्

Definition: third letter of the lingual class of consonants possessed of the properties नादानुप्रदान, घोष, संवृतकण्ठत्व, and अल्पप्राण; (2) mute letter applied to affixes by Panini to show the elision of the टि part (cf. P. 1. 1.64.) of the preceding word viz. the penultimate vowel and the consonant or consonants following it; cf, टेः; (लोप: डिति प्रत्यये परे) VI.4.143. The syllable ति of विंशति is also elided before an affix markwith the mute letter ड्.

Dictionary: Abhyankar
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