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 18.33

यद् अत्र सत्यं तुवं मार्गसे ऋजुः सेतुर् महा सत्पुरुषेण सेवितः ।
इमां गिरं व्याहर अग्रपुद्गल सहस्रनेत्रो मघवां च शोभसे ॥ ३३ ॥

yad atra satyaṃ tuvaṃ mārgase ṛjuḥ setur mahā satpuruṣeṇa sevitaḥ |
imāṃ giraṃ vyāhara agrapudgala sahasranetro maghavāṃ ca śobhase || 33 ||

Since thou hast uprightly walked in the way of truth, thou art a mighty bridge over which good men cross. O Foremost Man, thou that shinest forth like thousand-eyed Maghavan, pour forth this hymn of thine. (33)

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

Yat, Yad, Atra, Satyam, Satya, Marga, Riju, Setri, Setu, Mah, Maha, Satpurusha, Sevitri, Sevita, Iyam, Idam, Gir, Gira, Vya, Ahara, Agra, Pudgala, Sahasranetra, Maghava,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 18.33). 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: “yad atra satyaṃ tuvaṃ mārgase ṛjuḥ setur mahā satpuruṣeṇa sevitaḥ
  • yad -
  • yat (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [vocative single from √i class 2 verb], [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • atra -
  • atra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    atra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    atra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • satyam -
  • satyam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    satya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    satya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    satyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • vam -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    ve (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • mārga -
  • mārga (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    mārga (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    mārg (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • se -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    sa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [present middle second single]
  • ṛjuḥ -
  • ṛju (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    ṛj (verb class 1)
    [perfect active third plural]
  • setur -
  • setṛ (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    setu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    setu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • mahā -
  • mahat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    mah (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    mahā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • satpuruṣeṇa -
  • satpuruṣa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • sevitaḥ -
  • sevitṛ (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    sevita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    sev -> sevita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √sev class 1 verb]
    sīv -> sevita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √sīv]
  • Line 2: “imāṃ giraṃ vyāhara agrapudgala sahasranetro maghavāṃ ca śobhase
  • imām -
  • iyam (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    idam (pronoun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • giram -
  • gira (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gira (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    girā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    gir (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    gir (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • vyā -
  • vi (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    vi (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    vi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    vi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ve (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    vya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • āhara -
  • āhara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āhara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • agra -
  • agra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    agra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pudgala -
  • pudgala (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pudgala (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sahasranetro* -
  • sahasranetra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • maghavām -
  • maghavā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śobhase -
  • śubh (verb class 1)
    [present middle second single]
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