ind. (later usually vata-; gaRasvar-ādi-) an interjection expressing astonishment or regret, generally = ah! oh! alas! (originally placed immediately after the leading word at the beginning of a sentence, or only separated from it by iva-;rarely itself in the first place exempli gratia, 'for example';in later language often in the middle of a sentence)
ij. (of astonishment or regret), ah! alas! (following the idea producing the emotion at the beginning of a sentence; in C. often in the middle of a sentence); bata½are, id.; aho bata and ayi bata, id. (C. at the beginning of a sentence).
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