Bibek Debroy says in his Ramayana translation, 'Hanumat is a case in point, where Hanuman seemed to be too contrary to grammatical principles'.
What grammatical principle is that? Is it really Hanumat in the Sanskrit original?
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In UTTARA KANDA of Valmiki Ramayana, all related words such as Hanumat, Hanumata, Hanumatah, Hanumataa, Hanumati and Hanumana etc. are mentioned based on the vibhakti:
Thereupon beholding the huge bodied Airavat and considering him as a bigger fruit Maruti ran towards him.
Belaboured by the thunder bolt of Indra Hanuman fell down and broke his left jaw.