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 2.24

यदा च खादिता भोन्ति अस्थीनि अवशेषिता ।
पुनः तेषां छविमान्सं रुधिरं चोपजायते ॥ २४ ॥

yadā ca khāditā bhonti asthīni avaśeṣitā |
punaḥ teṣāṃ chavimānsaṃ rudhiraṃ copajāyate || 24 ||

And when they have been devoured until their bones alone are left, their skin and flesh and blood grow once more. (24)

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 (2.24). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Yada, Yad, Asthi, Avasheshita, Puna, Tad, Chavi, Rudhira, Jayat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 2.24). 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: “yadā ca khāditā bhonti asthīni avaśeṣitā
  • yadā -
  • yadā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yadā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yadā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • khāditā* -
  • Cannot analyse bhonti*as
  • asthīni -
  • asthi (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • avaśeṣitā -
  • avaśeṣitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “punaḥ teṣāṃ chavimānsaṃ rudhiraṃ copajāyate
  • punaḥ -
  • pu (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    puna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • teṣām -
  • tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • chavim -
  • chavi (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • ān -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • sam -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • rudhiram -
  • rudhira (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    rudhira (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    rudhirā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • copa -
  • cup (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • jāyate -
  • jai -> jāyat (participle, masculine)
    [dative single from √jai class 1 verb]
    jai -> jāyat (participle, neuter)
    [dative single from √jai class 1 verb]
    jai (verb class 1)
    [present middle third single]
    jan (verb class 4)
    [present middle third single]
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