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 21.29

न सो विद्यति सत्वानां देवेषु मनुजेषु च ।
यस्यैवं संभवो भवेत् गर्भोक्रमणम् एव च ॥ २९ ॥

na so vidyati satvānāṃ deveṣu manujeṣu ca |
yasyaivaṃ saṃbhavo bhavet garbhokramaṇam eva ca || 29 ||

He finds not among beings, either devas or men, anyone whose birth was like his, or whose conception was like his. (29)

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

Sah, Vid, Vidya, Ati, Satvat, Deva, Manuja, Yasya, Yah, Yat, Evam, Eva, Sambhava, Sambhu, Kramana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 21.29). 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: “na so vidyati satvānāṃ deveṣu manujeṣu ca
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • so* -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vidya -
  • vidya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vid -> vidya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √vid]
    vid -> vidya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √vid]
    vid -> vidya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √vid]
    vid (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    vid (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • ati -
  • ati (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    ati (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • satvān -
  • satvat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ām -
  • ā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    o (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • deveṣu -
  • deveṣu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    deva (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
    deva (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • manujeṣu -
  • manuja (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “yasyaivaṃ saṃbhavo bhavet garbhokramaṇam eva ca
  • yasyai -
  • yasya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yasya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yas -> yasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √yas]
    yasyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [dative single]
    yas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single], [imperative passive first single]
  • evam -
  • evam (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    evam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    evā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • sambhavo* -
  • sambhava (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    sambhu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    sambhu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • bhavet -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [optative active third single]
  • garbho -
  • kramaṇam -
  • kramaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kramaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • 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 21.29

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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