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 7.24

तेन्ऽ इमौ क्रमवरौ महामुनेः रोदनेन जनताभिपीडितौ ।
नो विभान्ति मुनिनो यथा पुरा एवम् एतद् अनुपश्य सुव्रत ॥ २४ ॥

ten' imau kramavarau mahāmuneḥ rodanena janatābhipīḍitau |
no vibhānti munino yathā purā evam etad anupaśya suvrata || 24 ||

“Soiled, therefore, by weeping men the great sage’s feet do not now gleam as they used to do. Understand the matter so, my devout friend.” (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 (7.24). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Idam, Kramavara, Mahamuni, Rodana, Janat, Janata, Abhipidita, Asmad, Vibhat, Muni, Yatha, Pura, Evam, Eva, Etad, Anupashya, Suvrata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 7.24). 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: “ten' imau kramavarau mahāmuneḥ rodanena janatābhipīḍitau
  • Cannot analyse ten'*im
  • imau -
  • idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • kramavarau -
  • kramavara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • mahāmuneḥ -
  • mahāmuni (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • rodanena -
  • rodana (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • janatā -
  • janat (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    janat (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    janatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    jan -> janat (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental single from √jan class 1 verb], [instrumental single from √jan class 2 verb]
    jan -> janat (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental single from √jan class 1 verb], [instrumental single from √jan class 2 verb]
    jan (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second plural]
  • abhipīḍitau -
  • abhipīḍita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • Line 2: “no vibhānti munino yathā purā evam etad anupaśya suvrata
  • no* -
  • na (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative plural], [dative plural], [genitive plural]
  • vibhānti -
  • vibhāt (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • munino* -
  • muni (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • yathā -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
  • purā* -
  • pura (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    purā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • evam -
  • evam (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    evam (indeclinable)
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    evā (noun, feminine)
  • etad -
  • etad (indeclinable)
    etad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    etad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • anupaśya -
  • anupaśya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    anupaśya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • suvrata -
  • suvrata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    suvrata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
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