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 13.31

मातु कुक्षौ शयन्तानां पूर्वा कोटी न प्रज्ञायते ।
स्थितानां मातुः कुक्षौ तु पूर्वा कोटी न प्रज्ञायते ॥ ३१ ॥

mātu kukṣau śayantānāṃ pūrvā koṭī na prajñāyate |
sthitānāṃ mātuḥ kukṣau tu pūrvā koṭī na prajñāyate || 31 ||

Nor the number of those who lie in their mother’s womb, nor of those who stand there. (31)

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

Kukshi, Sha, Yantri, Purva, Koti, Prajna, Tad, Yushmad, Sthita, Matri, Matu,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 13.31). 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: “mātu kukṣau śayantānāṃ pūrvā koṭī na prajñāyate
  • mātu -
  • mātu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (verb class 2)
    [imperative active third single]
  • kukṣau -
  • kukṣi (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    kukṣi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • śa -
  • śa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yantā -
  • yantṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yam (verb class 1)
    [periphrastic-future active third single]
  • ānām -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • pūrvā -
  • pūrvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • koṭī -
  • koṭī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    koṭi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prajñāya -
  • prajña (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    prajña (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “sthitānāṃ mātuḥ kukṣau tu pūrvā koṭī na prajñāyate
  • sthitānām -
  • sthita (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    sthita (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    sthitā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
    sthā -> sthita (participle, masculine)
    [genitive plural from √sthā class 1 verb]
    sthā -> sthita (participle, neuter)
    [genitive plural from √sthā class 1 verb]
    sthā -> sthitā (participle, feminine)
    [genitive plural from √sthā class 1 verb]
  • mātuḥ -
  • mātṛ (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    mātu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    mātṛ (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • kukṣau -
  • kukṣi (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    kukṣi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • pūrvā -
  • pūrvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • koṭī -
  • koṭī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    koṭi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prajñāya -
  • prajña (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    prajña (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
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