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Ya-kāra,[ya+kāra] 1.the letter (or sound) y:J.I,430 (padasandhikara); III,433 (vyañjana - sandhi - vasena gahita).-- 2.the letter (or syllable) ya:J.V,427 (nipāta-matta).It is referred to at Vin.IV,7 as an ending implying ridiculing or insult,together with the ending °bha.The Cy.means words like dāsiya,gumbiya,bālya etc.where -ya either denotes descendency or property,or stands for -ka as diminutive (i.e.(disparaging) ending.The same applies to °bha.Here at Vin.IV,7 this way of calling a person by means of adding -ya- or -bha to his name (cp.E.--y in kid› kiddy etc.) is grouped with a series of other terms of insult (hīnā akkosā).(Page 545)

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