combination consonant (sandhi), inserted (euphonically) between 2 vowels for the avoidance of hiatus. It has arisen purely phonetically from i as a sort of “gliding or semi-vowel within a word, where the syllable division was in regular speech more openly felt than in the written language, e.g. pari-y-āpanna (Pāli) corresponds to Sk. pary-āpanna, similarly pari-y-osāna = Sk paryosāna. Thus inserted after a before i or e: chay-imā disā DN.iii.188; ta-y-idaṃ Snp.1077; Pv.i.3#3 tava-y-idaṃ Snp.352; na-y-idaṃ SN.ii.278; mama-y-idaṃ Snp.806; na-y-idha Snp.790; mā-y-idha Vin.i.54; yassay-etādisī pajā DN.ii.267 (variant reading ss for T yassa-s-etādisī) satiyā-y-etaṃ adhivacanaṃ MN.ii.260; na-y-imassa Pv.iv.1#2
■ After i before a: pāvisi-y-assamaṃ Ja.v.405 khaṇi-y-asmani Ja.iii.433; yā-y-aññaṃ Ja.i.429 (where C. explains: ya-kāro paṭisandhi-karo)
■ Cp. yeva for eva
Note. At Ja.vi.106 ya-y-ime jane is to be taken as ye ime jane; the spelling ay for e being found elsewhere as well. Cp. the following ta-y-ime jane.