Mahavastu [sanskrit verses and english]

by Émile Senart | 1882 | 56,574 words

This is the Sanskrit Mahavastu: a lengthy work on Buddhist teachings and narratives belonging to the school of early Buddhism (Mahasanghika). This edition only includes those metrical verses occuring in the various stories and Jatakas, as well as the corresponding English translation by J. J. Jones.

Verse 2.15

असिनो चापरा तेषां तीक्ष्णा हस्तेषु जायिथ ।
येहि च्छिन्दन्ति अन्योन्यं प्रदुष्टमनसा नराः ॥ १५ ॥

asino cāparā teṣāṃ tīkṣṇā hasteṣu jāyitha |
yehi cchindanti anyonyaṃ praduṣṭamanasā narāḥ || 15 ||

Sharp knives also grow from their hands, and with them these utterly demented beings rend one another. (15)

English translation by J. J. Jones (1949) Read online

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (2.15). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Capa, Tad, Tikshna, Hasta, Jayin, Tha, Yah, Yat, Anyonyam, Anyonya, Pradushta, Anasa, Nara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 2.15). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “asino cāparā teṣāṃ tīkṣṇā hasteṣu jāyitha
  • asino -
  • cāpa -
  • cāpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    cāpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • teṣām -
  • tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • tīkṣṇā* -
  • tīkṣṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    tīkṣṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • hasteṣu -
  • hasta (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
    hasta (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • jāyi -
  • jāyin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    jāyin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • tha -
  • tha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “yehi cchindanti anyonyaṃ praduṣṭamanasā narāḥ
  • ye -
  • (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • Cannot analyse cchindanti*an
  • anyonyam -
  • anyonyam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    anyonya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    anyonya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    anyonyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • praduṣṭam -
  • praduṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    praduṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    praduṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • anasā* -
  • anasa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • narāḥ -
  • nara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    narā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
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