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 30.50

एवम् इह काश्यपं महर्षि परिभाषन्ति जना परीत्तप्रज्ञाः ।
स्वाख्यातपदं अनिन्दितं पुरुषाजानियम् अनतिक्रमं ॥ ५० ॥

evam iha kāśyapaṃ maharṣi paribhāṣanti janā parīttaprajñāḥ |
svākhyātapadaṃ aninditaṃ puruṣājāniyam anatikramaṃ || 50 ||

Thus do these men of inferior understanding revile Kashyapa the seer, the eloquent preacher, the irreproachable, the sterling man who does not transgress. (50)

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

Evam, Eva, Iha, Kashyapa, Pari, Bha, Jana, Paritta, Prajna, Svakhyata, Pada, Anindita, Purusha, Aja, Yah, Anatikrama,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 30.50). 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: “evam iha kāśyapaṃ maharṣi paribhāṣanti janā parīttaprajñāḥ
  • 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]
  • iha -
  • iha (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iha (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • kāśyapam -
  • kāśyapa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kāśyapa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • maharṣi -
  • maharṣi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • pari -
  • pari (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    pari (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    pari (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    pari (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    pari (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    parī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    parī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    parī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • bhā -
  • bha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    bhā (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • aṣanti -
  • aṣ (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • janā -
  • janā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • parītta -
  • parītta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    parītta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prajñāḥ -
  • prajña (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    prajñā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “svākhyātapadaṃ aninditaṃ puruṣājāniyam anatikramaṃ
  • svākhyāta -
  • svākhyāta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    svākhyāta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • padam -
  • pada (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • aninditam -
  • anindita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    anindita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    aninditā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • puruṣā -
  • puruṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    puruṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    puruṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ajāni -
  • ajāni (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    aja (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    aj (verb class 1)
    [imperative active first single]
    jan (verb class 1)
    [aorist middle third single]
    jan (verb class 10)
    [aorist middle third single]
    jan (verb class 2)
    [aorist middle third single]
    jan (verb class 3)
    [aorist middle third single]
    jan (verb class 4)
    [aorist middle third single]
    jñā (verb class 9)
    [imperfect middle first single]
  • yam -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • anatikramam -
  • anatikrama (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
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