Lesson 42: Sanskrit for Beginners Course


Intro to CH17.

Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One

This session deals with: CH17, pg 220-221.


  • Skip pg 220. Rather go to table on pg 126 for sandhi rules for words ending in ” त् “.

Grammar: Nouns ending in:  ṛ 

  • New paradigms for stems ending in ṛ ऋ, are in LRB 18-21.
    • Please note, all stems ending in ṛ ऋ, are subject to strong/weak/middle forms, as explained in lesson 37.
  • RULE when creating compounds:
    • If first member STEM ends in ṛ ऋ, then replace it with ā आ.   (Although some stems ignore this rule).
    • EG: Mother and father.
      • ✗ INCORRECT: mātpitarau  मातृपितरौ
      • ✓ CORRECT: mātāpitarau   मातापितरौ


  • Familiarize with new verse: Like a Mother
  • Say out loud, new paradigm words on LRB 18-21.
  • Create 10 sentences using words on LRB 18-21.


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Recorded 25 July, 2021


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