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 19.86

कहिन् नु सो + + + + + + भगवां भूतवन्दितो ।
वयं पि तं नरश्रेष्ठं गच्छेम शरणं मुनिं ॥ ८६ ॥

kahin nu so + + + + + + bhagavāṃ bhūtavandito |
vayaṃ pi taṃ naraśreṣṭhaṃ gacchema śaraṇaṃ muniṃ || 86 ||

“Where now, I pray you, is the Exalted One who is worshipped of men? For I would go for refuge to him, the Sage, the Best of Men.” (86)

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

Bhagavan, Vaya, Asmad, Tap, Narashreshtha, Sharana, Muni,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 19.86). 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.

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    [indeclinable adverb]
    nu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    nau (noun, feminine)
  • so -
  • so (noun, feminine)
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  • bhagavā -
  • bhagavan (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    bhagavan (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
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    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
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  • Line 2: “vayaṃ pi taṃ naraśreṣṭhaṃ gacchema śaraṇaṃ muniṃ
  • vayam -
  • vaya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vayā (noun, feminine)
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative dual]
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  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    tan (noun, masculine)
    tap (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    tap (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • naraśreṣṭham -
  • naraśreṣṭha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • gacchema -
  • gam (verb class 1)
    [optative active first plural]
  • śaraṇam -
  • śaraṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śaraṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    śaraṇā (noun, feminine)
  • munim -
  • muni (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
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