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 17.55

गम्भीरमधुरचेष्टा आर्यकारा प्रशान्तदृष्टिपथा ।
विपुलां जनेन्ति प्रीतिं जनस्य समुदीक्षमाणस्य ॥ ५५ ॥

gambhīramadhuraceṣṭā āryakārā praśāntadṛṣṭipathā |
vipulāṃ janenti prītiṃ janasya samudīkṣamāṇasya || 55 ||

“With their stately gentle gestures, their noble bearing and their control of their range of vision, they give great joy to all who behold them. (55)

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

Gambhira, Adhura, Ceshta, Aryaka, Ara, Prashanta, Drishtipathin, Vipula, Priti, Jana, Samud, Ikshamana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 17.55). 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: “gambhīramadhuraceṣṭā āryakārā praśāntadṛṣṭipathā
  • gambhīram -
  • gambhīra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gambhīra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    gambhīrā (noun, feminine)
  • adhura -
  • adhura (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    adhura (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ceṣṭā* -
  • ceṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    ceṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • āryakā -
  • āryaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āryaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āryakā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • arā -
  • arā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • praśānta -
  • praśānta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    praśānta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dṛṣṭipathā -
  • dṛṣṭipathin (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • Line 2: “vipulāṃ janenti prītiṃ janasya samudīkṣamāṇasya
  • vipulām -
  • vipulā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse janenti*pr
  • prītim -
  • prīti (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • janasya -
  • jana (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    jana (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • samudī -
  • samud (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    samud (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • īkṣamāṇasya -
  • īkṣamāṇa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    īkṣamāṇa (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    īkṣ -> īkṣamāṇa (participle, masculine)
    [genitive single from √īkṣ class 1 verb]
    īkṣ -> īkṣamāṇa (participle, neuter)
    [genitive single from √īkṣ class 1 verb]
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