- (linguistics) The strongest ablaut-grade of a series of vowels in certain Indo-European languages.
Etymology: From Sanskrit àààààà (váddhi) "growth, increase".
- 2004: Sometimes a -derivative was formed from a zero-grade and involved the insertion of the full-grade vowel in the "wrong" place. " Benjamin Fortson, Indo-European Language and Culture (Blackwell 2004, p. 117)
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