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Pronominal Adjectives

Introduction

We have studied many different adjectives and many different pronouns. Interestingly, there are some adjectives that use the same endings as pronouns. You can find the most common of these adjectives below. Some of them may be familiar to you.

अन्य
anya
mfn
other, another [alias, allo-phone, else]
उभ
ubha
mfn
both
एक
eka
mfn
one
पर
para
mfn
above, beyond
पूर्व
pūrva
mfn
former, prefious
सर्व
sarva
mfn
all
स्व
sva
mfn
own

Such adjectives can be called pronominal adjectives, where the word "pronominal" means "connected to pronouns."

How To Use Them

As mentioned above, all of these word use pronoun endings. However, there is an irregularity in the case 1 and case 2 neuter singular. For all pronouns but anya, case 1 and case 2 will behave like the neuter -a noun, not like the neuter tad.

You can remember this exception because anya, which means "other," is different from the other pronouns.