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 17.48

अंशुकसुवेष्टितशिरा अष्ट सहस्रा महेश्वरवराणां ।
ब्राह्मणवेषधाराणां अभिगच्छि पुरं कपिलवस्तु ॥ ४८ ॥

aṃśukasuveṣṭitaśirā aṣṭa sahasrā maheśvaravarāṇāṃ |
brāhmaṇaveṣadhārāṇāṃ abhigacchi puraṃ kapilavastu || 48 ||

With their persons arrayed in fine cloth, eight thousand of these great lords, disguised as brahmans, went to the city of Kapilavastu. (48)

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

Amshuka, Suva, Ishtin, Ishti, Shira, Ashta, Ashtan, Sahasra, Maheshvara, Vara, Brahmana, Vesha, Dhara, Abhi, Gat, Shi, Pur, Pura, Kapilavastu,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 17.48). 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: “aṃśukasuveṣṭitaśirā aṣṭa sahasrā maheśvaravarāṇāṃ
  • aṃśuka -
  • aṃśuka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • suve -
  • suva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    suva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single], [dative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single], [dative single]
    su (verb class 2)
    [present middle first single]
    (verb class 6)
    [imperative active second single]
    (verb class 2)
    [present middle first single]
  • iṣṭi -
  • iṣṭi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    iṣṭin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    iṣṭin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    iṣṭī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    iṣṭī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    iṣṭī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • ta -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
  • śirā* -
  • śira (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    śirā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • aṣṭa -
  • aṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    aṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    -> aṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [compound from √]
    -> aṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [compound from √]
    aṣṭan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    aṣṭan (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    -> aṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √ class 5 verb]
    -> aṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √ class 5 verb]
  • sahasrā* -
  • sahasra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • maheśvara -
  • maheśvara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • varāṇām -
  • vara (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    vara (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    varā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • Line 2: “brāhmaṇaveṣadhārāṇāṃ abhigacchi puraṃ kapilavastu
  • brāhmaṇa -
  • brāhmaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    brāhmaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • veṣa -
  • veṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    veṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vaṣ (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]
    viṣ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • dhārāṇām -
  • dhāra (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    dhāra (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    dhārā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • abhi -
  • abhi (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    abhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    abhi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    abhi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    abhī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    abhī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    abhī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • gacch -
  • gat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    gat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • śi -
  • śi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    śī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    śī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    śī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • puram -
  • pura (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    pura (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    purā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    pur (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • kapilavastu -
  • kapilavastu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
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