Mahavastu [sanskrit]

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 53.7

तस्य मातापितरौ जीर्णा च अभून्सुश् चक्षुविहीना ।
एतेषाम् उत्पद्ये हिताय लोकोत्तरो + + + ॥ ७ ॥

tasya mātāpitarau jīrṇā ca abhūnsuś cakṣuvihīnā |
eteṣām utpadye hitāya lokottaro + + + || 7 ||

His parents were old and blind, and it was for their sakes that the Transcendental One came to birth. (7)

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

Tad, Matri, Mata, Pitri, Jirna, Cakshu, Vihina, Etad, Esha, Hita, Loka, Utta,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 53.7). 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: “tasya mātāpitarau jīrṇā ca abhūnsuś cakṣuvihīnā”
  • tasya -
  • tas -> tasya (absolutive); (1 der.)
    (absolutive), from √tas
    ta (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    tasya (genitive single)
    ta (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    tasya (genitive single)
    tad (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    tasya (genitive single)
    sa (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    tasya (genitive single)
    tas (verb class 4); (1 der.)
    tasya (imperative active second single)
  • mātā -
  • mātṛ (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    mātā (nominative single)
    mātā (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    mātā (nominative single)
    mātā (nominative single)
    mātṛ (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    mātā (nominative single)
    (verb class 2); (1 der.)
    mātā (periphrastic-future active third single)
    (verb class 3); (1 der.)
    mātā (periphrastic-future active third single)
    (verb class 4); (1 der.)
    mātā (periphrastic-future active third single)
    (verb class 3); (1 der.)
    mātā (periphrastic-future active third single)
    (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    mātā (periphrastic-future active third single)
  • pitarau -
  • pitṛ (noun, masculine); (3 der.)
    pitarau (nominative dual)
    pitarau (vocative dual)
    pitarau (accusative dual)
  • jīrṇā -
  • jīrṇā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    jīrṇā (nominative single)
    jṝ -> jīrṇā (participle, feminine); (3 der.)
    jīrṇā (nominative single), from √jṝ (class 1 verb)
    jīrṇā (nominative single), from √jṝ (class 4 verb)
    jīrṇā (nominative single), from √jṝ (class 9 verb)
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable conjunction)
    ca (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ca (vocative single)
    ca (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ca (vocative single)
  • Cannot analyse abhūnsuś*ca
  • cakṣu -
  • cakṣu (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    cakṣū (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    cakṣu (adverb)
    cakṣu (vocative single)
    cakṣū (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    cakṣu (compound)
    cakṣu (adverb)
    cakṣu (vocative single)
    cakṣū (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    cakṣu (compound)
    cakṣu (adverb)
    cakṣu (nominative single)
    cakṣu (vocative single)
    cakṣu (accusative single)
  • vihīnā -
  • vihīnā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    vihīnā (nominative single)
  • Line2: “eteṣām utpadye hitāya lokottaro + + +”
  • eteṣām -
  • etad (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    eteṣām (genitive plural)
    eṣa (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    eteṣām (genitive plural)
  • Cannot analyse utpadye*hi
  • hitāya -
  • hita (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    hitāya (dative single)
    hitāya (dative single)
    hita (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    hitāya (dative single)
    hitāya (dative single)
    hi -> hita (participle, masculine); (1 der.)
    hitāya (dative single), from √hi (class 5 verb)
    hi -> hita (participle, neuter); (1 der.)
    hitāya (dative single), from √hi (class 5 verb)
  • loko -
  • loka (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    loka (vocative single)
  • utta -
  • utta (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    utta (vocative single)
    utta (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    utta (vocative single)
    ud -> utta (participle, masculine); (2 der.)
    utta (vocative single), from √ud (class 6 verb)
    utta (vocative single), from √ud (class 7 verb)
    ud -> utta (participle, neuter); (2 der.)
    utta (vocative single), from √ud (class 6 verb)
    utta (vocative single), from √ud (class 7 verb)
    und -> utta (participle, masculine); (2 der.)
    utta (vocative single), from √und (class 6 verb)
    utta (vocative single), from √und (class 7 verb)
    und -> utta (participle, neuter); (2 der.)
    utta (vocative single), from √und (class 6 verb)
    utta (vocative single), from √und (class 7 verb)
  • ro -
  • ru (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    ro (vocative single)
  • Cannot analyse *
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