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 24.17

तस्य ते जननी माता माया नामेन भेष्यति ।
पिता शुद्धोदनो नाम तव भविष्यति गौतमः ॥ १७ ॥

tasya te jananī mātā māyā nāmena bheṣyati |
pitā śuddhodano nāma tava bhaviṣyati gautamaḥ || 17 ||

“The mother who will bear you will be called Maya. Your father will be a Gotama, named Shuddhodana. (17)

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

Tad, Yushmad, Janani, Mata, Maya, Naman, Nami, Ina, Pitri, Shuddhodana, Bhavishyat, Gautama,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 24.17). 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: “tasya te jananī mātā māyā nāmena bheṣyati
  • tasya -
  • tas -> tasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tas]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • jananī -
  • jananī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    janani (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • mātā* -
  • māta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    mātā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • māyā* -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    māya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    māyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    (verb class 2)
    [optative active second single]
  • nāme -
  • nāman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    nāmi (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • ina -
  • ina (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ina (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bheṣyati -
  • bhī (verb class 1)
    [future active third single]
    bhī (verb class 3)
    [future active third single]
  • Line 2: “pitā śuddhodano nāma tava bhaviṣyati gautamaḥ
  • pitā -
  • pitṛ (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • śuddhodano* -
  • śuddhodana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nāma -
  • nāman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • tava -
  • yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
  • bhaviṣyati -
  • bhaviṣyat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhaviṣyat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [future active third single]
  • gautamaḥ -
  • gautama (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
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