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 20.67

यावच् च नरवरप्रवर उत्तमलक्षणसमंगि अस्थासि ।
माताये कुक्षिस्मिं स्मृतिमतिमां संप्रजानो च ॥ ६७ ॥

yāvac ca naravarapravara uttamalakṣaṇasamaṃgi asthāsi |
mātāye kukṣismiṃ smṛtimatimāṃ saṃprajāno ca || 67 ||

That the Very Best of Men, hearing the marks of excellence, mindful and self-possessed, has taken his place in his mother’s womb. (67)

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

Yavat, Naravara, Pravara, Uttama, Lakshana, Samangin, Astha, Asi, Smritimat, Asmad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 20.67). 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: “yāvac ca naravarapravara uttamalakṣaṇasamaṃgi asthāsi
  • yāvac -
  • yāvat (indeclinable)
    yāvat (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yāvat (noun, masculine)
    yāvat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • naravara -
  • naravara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pravara* -
  • pravara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • uttama -
  • uttama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    uttama (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • lakṣaṇa -
  • lakṣaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    lakṣaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • samaṅgi -
  • samaṅgin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    samaṅgin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • asthā -
  • asthā (indeclinable)
  • asi -
  • asi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    asi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    asī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [present active second single]
  • Line 2: “mātāye kukṣismiṃ smṛtimatimāṃ saṃprajāno ca
  • mātāye -
  • Cannot analyse kukṣismim*sm
  • smṛtimati -
  • smṛtimat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    smṛtimat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • mām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative single]
  • sam -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • prajāno -
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Verse 20.67

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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