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 46.20

ते तं भणन्ति लुब्धका सुधनुं इतो एव त्वं निवर्तेहि ।
हस्तिनापुरस्मिं नगरे का तुह्यम् अभुक्त वर्तेया ॥ २० ॥

te taṃ bhaṇanti lubdhakā sudhanuṃ ito eva tvaṃ nivartehi |
hastināpurasmiṃ nagare kā tuhyam abhukta varteyā || 20 ||

The two hunters answered Sudhanu, “Now,” said they, “go back from here. What woman in the city of Hastinapura could be undevoted to you?” (20)

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

Tad, Yushmad, Sudhanu, Eva, Tva, Nivarta, Nagara, Abhukta, Vartri, Varta, Varti,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 46.20). 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.

  • Line1: “te taṃ bhaṇanti lubdhakā sudhanuṃ ito eva tvaṃ nivartehi
  • 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]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • bhaṇanti -
  • bhaṇ (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • lubdhakā -
  • sudhanum -
  • sudhanu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    sudhanu (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • ito -
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tvam -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • nivarte -
  • nivarta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    nivarta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    nivartā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • Line2: “hastināpurasmiṃ nagare tuhyam abhukta varteyā
  • Cannot analyse hastināpurasmim*na
  • nagare -
  • nagara (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • tuhya -
  • tuh -> tuhya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tuh]
    tu (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • abhukta -
  • abhukta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    abhukta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • varte -
  • varta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    vartṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    varti (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    vṛt (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single], [imperative active second single]
  • iyā -
  • ī (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    ī (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
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