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 17.16

एकादशप्रकारं शीलं सेवाम्य् अहं पृथिवीपाल ।
रजनीम् इमाम् अनूनाम् एवं मे जायते छन्दो ॥ १६ ॥

ekādaśaprakāraṃ śīlaṃ sevāmy ahaṃ pṛthivīpāla |
rajanīm imām anūnām evaṃ me jāyate chando || 16 ||

“I will, O king, live in the practice of the eleven moralities. All night long this resolve has been stirring in me. (16)

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

Ekadasha, Ekadashan, Prakara, Shil, Shila, Aha, Asmad, Prithivipala, Rajani, Iyam, Idam, Anu, Anuna, Evam, Eva, Jayat, Chandu,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 17.16). 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: “ekādaśaprakāraṃ śīlaṃ sevāmy ahaṃ pṛthivīpāla
  • ekādaśa -
  • ekādaśa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ekādaśa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ekādaśan (noun, masculine)
    ekādaśan (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • prakāram -
  • prakāra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • śīlam -
  • śīla (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śīla (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    śīlā (noun, feminine)
    śīl (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse sevāmy*ah
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • pṛthivīpāla -
  • pṛthivīpāla (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “rajanīm imām anūnām evaṃ me jāyate chando
  • rajanīm -
  • rajanī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • imām -
  • iyam (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    idam (pronoun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • anūnām -
  • anu (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    anu (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    anu (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
    anūnā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • 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)
  • me -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ma (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive 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]
  • chando -
  • chandu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    chandu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
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