antasthalu meaning in english

[Skt.] n. A name given in grammar to the four consonants y,r,l,v,ya, ra, la, va, which are considered by the Sanskrit Grammarians to be semi-vowels, and “to be intermediate between vowels and consonants, or because they stand between the consonants and the sibilants in the alphabet.” Wmsantasthamadgaramu in anat. the malleus of the ear.