ch छ्

Definition: the second consonant of the palatal class of consonants (चवर्ग), which is possessed of the properties श्वास, अघोष, मह्याप्राण and कण्ठविवृतकारित्व. छ्, placed at the beginning of affixes, is mute; while ईय् is substituted for छ् standing at the beginning of taddhita affixes; cf. P. I. 3.7 and VII. 1.2. छ् at the end of roots has got ष्, substituted for it: cf. P. VIII. 2.36.

Dictionary: Abhyankar
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