yay यय्

Definition: short term (प्रत्याहार) for sonants beginning with य् (in हयवरट्) and ending before the; mute letter य् (in कपय्) i.e. all consonants except! श्, ष्, स्, and ह्; cf. अनुस्वारस्य ययि परसवर्णः P.VIII 4. 58 by which an anusvara is changed into a cognate letter of the following which is a letter included in यय्.

Dictionary: Abhyankar
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