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 17.77

तं देवसंघ अवची मधुरप्रलापी किं छन्दका लपसि किं ति विहन्यितेन ।
नैतस्य मारकपुत्राण्य् अपि उद्यतानि विघ्नं समर्थ जनयेयु कुतो पुनस् त्वं ॥ ७७ ॥

taṃ devasaṃgha avacī madhurapralāpī kiṃ chandakā lapasi kiṃ ti vihanyitena |
naitasya mārakaputrāṇy api udyatāni vighnaṃ samartha janayeyu kuto punas tvaṃ || 77 ||

A throng of devas spoke to him in sweet tones, “Why do you lament, Chandaka, why are you troubled at this? Trained warriors could not bar his going forth. How then can you? (77)

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

Deva, Sangha, Madhurapralapin, Kim, Chandaka, Nri, Eta, Etad, Esha, Api, Udyata, Vighna, Samartha, Jani, Puna, Tva, Yushmad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 17.77). 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: “taṃ devasaṃgha avacī madhurapralāpī kiṃ chandakā lapasi kiṃ ti vihanyitena
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • deva -
  • deva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    deva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    devan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    div (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • saṅgha -
  • saṅgha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    saṅgha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Cannot analyse avacī*ma
  • madhurapralāpī -
  • madhurapralāpin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • chandakā* -
  • chandaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    chandakā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • lapasi -
  • lap (verb class 1)
    [present active second single]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse ti*vi
  • Cannot analyse vihanyitena
  • Line 2: “naitasya mārakaputrāṇy api udyatāni vighnaṃ samartha janayeyu kuto punas tvaṃ
  • nai -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    nṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • etasya -
  • eta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    eta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    etad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    eṣa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • Cannot analyse mārakaputrāṇy*ap
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • udyatāni -
  • udyata (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • vighnam -
  • vighna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • samartha -
  • samartha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    samartha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • janaye -
  • jani (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
    jan (verb class 10)
    [present middle first single]
    jan (verb class 0)
    [present middle first single]
  • yu -
  • yu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    yu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    yu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • kuto -
  • punas -
  • pu (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    puna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • tvam -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
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