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 17.38

साधू ति प्रतिश्रुत्वा तस्य वचनेन नरेन्द्रगर्भस्य ।
नचिरेण यथाज्ञप्तं कृतम् इति प्रतिवेदितं राज्ञः ॥ ३८ ॥

sādhū ti pratiśrutvā tasya vacanena narendragarbhasya |
nacireṇa yathājñaptaṃ kṛtam iti prativeditaṃ rājñaḥ || 38 ||

“So be it,” said they in obedience to the scion of kings, and soon they reported to him that everything had been done as he had commanded. (38)

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

Sadhu, Pratishrut, Tad, Vacana, Narendra, Garbha, Nacira, Yathajnapta, Krit, Krita, Iti, Prativedita, Rajan,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 17.38). 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: “sādhū ti pratiśrutvā tasya vacanena narendragarbhasya
  • sādhū -
  • sādhu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • Cannot analyse ti*pr
  • pratiśrut -
  • pratiśrut (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • tasya -
  • tas -> tasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tas]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • vacanena -
  • vacana (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    vacana (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • narendra -
  • narendra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • garbhasya -
  • garbha (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “nacireṇa yathājñaptaṃ kṛtam iti prativeditaṃ rājñaḥ
  • nacireṇa -
  • nacira (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    nacira (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • yathājñaptam -
  • yathājñapta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    yathājñapta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    yathājñaptā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • kṛtam -
  • kṛta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kṛta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    kṛt (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 8 verb], [accusative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second dual]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • prativeditam -
  • prativedita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    prativedita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    prativeditā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • rājñaḥ -
  • rājan (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
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