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 21.25

भूमौ सप्तक्रमे न्यस्ते देवसंघा निलीयथ ।
सहसा लोकपालानाम् अंकेहि धरितो मुनिः ॥ २५ ॥

bhūmau saptakrame nyaste devasaṃghā nilīyatha |
sahasā lokapālānām aṃkehi dharito muniḥ || 25 ||

When he had taken seven strides over the earth, throngs of devas suddenly came flying down, and the Sage was taken up in the arms of the Four Great Lords. (25)

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

Bhuma, Bhumi, Sapta, Krama, Nyasta, Deva, Sangha, Nili, Iyat, Han, Sahasa, Lokapala, Anka, Anki, Muni,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 21.25). 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: “bhūmau saptakrame nyaste devasaṃghā nilīyatha
  • bhūmau -
  • bhūma (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    bhūmi (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    bhūmi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • sapta -
  • sapta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sapta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sap -> sapta (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √sap class 1 verb]
    sap -> sapta (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √sap class 1 verb]
  • krame -
  • krama (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kram (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • nyaste -
  • nyasta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    nyasta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    nyastā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • deva -
  • deva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    deva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    devan (noun, masculine)
    div (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • saṅghā* -
  • saṅgha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • nilī -
  • nilī (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    nilī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    nilī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • iyat -
  • iyat (noun, masculine)
    iyat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • ha -
  • ha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    han (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “sahasā lokapālānām aṃkehi dharito muniḥ
  • sahasā* -
  • sahasa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    sahasā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • lokapālānām -
  • lokapāla (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    lokapālā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • aṅke -
  • aṅka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    aṅki (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    aṅki (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    aṅk (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single], [imperative active second single]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • dharito -
  • muniḥ -
  • muni (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
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