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 17.61

संविद्यन्ते इमानि वरासनानि वररूपविकृतानि ।
आस्तां ताव भवन्तो अस्माकम् अनुग्रहार्थाय ॥ ६१ ॥

saṃvidyante imāni varāsanāni vararūpavikṛtāni |
āstāṃ tāva bhavanto asmākam anugrahārthāya || 61 ||

“Here are fine seats beautifully fashioned. Sit down at once, sirs, to give pleasure to us.” (61)

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

Idam, Varasana, Vararupa, Vikrita, Asmaka, Asmad, Anugraha, Artha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 17.61). 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: “saṃvidyante imāni varāsanāni vararūpavikṛtāni
  • saṃvidyante -
  • saṃvid (verb class 2)
    [present passive third plural]
  • imāni -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
  • varāsanāni -
  • varāsana (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • vararūpa -
  • vararūpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vararūpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vikṛtāni -
  • vikṛta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “āstāṃ tāva bhavanto asmākam anugrahārthāya
  • āstām -
  • ās (verb class 2)
    [imperative middle third single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third dual]
  • tāva -
  • bhavanto -
  • asmākam -
  • asmāka (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    asmāka (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmākā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive plural]
  • anugrahā -
  • anugraha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • arthāya -
  • artha (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    artha (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
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