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 2.36

ततो पार्ष्णीहि पाटेत्वा याव अधिकृकाटिकां ।
कालसूत्रस्मिं नरके बहू अपि संघट्टति ॥ ३६ ॥

tato pārṣṇīhi pāṭetvā yāva adhikṛkāṭikāṃ |
kālasūtrasmiṃ narake bahū api saṃghaṭṭati || 36 ||

Then the warders of hell (naraka) rend them from heel to neck, and many do they dash against one another in the hell Kalasutra. (36)

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

Parshni, Pata, Itvan, Yava, Yah, Adhi, Krikatika, Naraka, Bahu, Api,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 2.36). 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: “tato pārṣṇīhi pāṭetvā yāva adhikṛkāṭikāṃ
  • tato -
  • pārṣṇī -
  • pārṣṇi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • pāṭe -
  • pāṭa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    pāṭā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • itvā -
  • i -> itvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √i]
    itvan (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • yāva -
  • yāvan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    yāva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yāva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yu (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    yu (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (verb class 2)
    [imperative active first dual]
  • adhi -
  • adhi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    adhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    adhī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    adhī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    adhī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • kṛkāṭikām -
  • kṛkāṭikā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “kālasūtrasmiṃ narake bahū api saṃghaṭṭati
  • Cannot analyse kālasūtrasmim*na
  • narake -
  • naraka (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    naraka (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • bahū -
  • bahu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • Cannot analyse saṅghaṭṭati
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