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the prep. "ā" shortened before double cons., as "akkosati (ā + kruś), akkhāti (ā + khyā), abbahati (ā + bṛh)." — Best to be classed here is the "a-" we call expletive. It represents a reduction of "ā-" (mostly before liquids and nasals and with single consonant instead of double). Thus "anantaka" (for "ā-nantaka = nantaka") Vv.80‹7›; "amajjapa" (for "ā-majjapa = majjapa") J VI.328; "amāpaya" (for "āmāpaya = māpaya") J VI.518; "apassato (= passantassa)" J VI.552.
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