Meaning of suffix yati/ati

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      Aniduan
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      I see this suffix yati/ati in some words like Attiyati, Harayati, Jigujjhati, Pariyatti etc.

      Is it just a coincidence or does the suffix has some meaning when attached to a word?

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      Lal
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      “Aṭṭī” means bones. Aṭṭīyati means for a person to consider mind-leasing things as useless as a dog wasting time chewing on a bone.

      In the plural, it is “aṭṭīyeyyātha”:
      Devaloka Sutta

      “Aṭṭīyāmi” is “I consider ..”:
      Vijayā Sutta

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