to suffer destruction or decay, to become old in two roots, viz.
- jar [jarati] in Caus. jarayati to destroy, to bring to ruin Ja.v.501 = Ja.vi.375.
- jīr [Sk. jīryati] see jīyati, jīrati, jīrayati, jīrāpeti
■ Cp. also jara, jarā, jajjara, jīraṇatā.
Vedic jarati & jīryati; *gerā to crush, to pound, overcome (cp. jayati); as intrs. to become brittle, to be consumed, to decay, cp. Lat. granum, Goth kaúrn, E etc. corn