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 64.65

ग्रीवा कम्बुसमा तेषां अनुपूर्वसमुद्गता ।
सिंहहनू च ते नाथा तथा रसरसाग्रिणः ॥ ६५ ॥

grīvā kambusamā teṣāṃ anupūrvasamudgatā |
siṃhahanū ca te nāthā tathā rasarasāgriṇaḥ || 65 ||

“Their necks were like shells, gradually thickening. These saviours had the jaws of a lion, and they had the most delicate sense of taste. (65)

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

Griva, Kambu, Sama, Tad, Anupurva, Samudgata, Simhahanu, Yushmad, Tatha, Rasa,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 64.65). 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: “grīvā kambusamā teṣāṃ anupūrvasamudgatā
  • grīvā -
  • grīvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • kambu -
  • kambu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    kambū (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • samā -
  • samā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • teṣām -
  • tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • anupūrva -
  • anupūrva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    anupūrva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • samudgatā -
  • samudgatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “siṃhahanū ca te nāthā tathā rasarasāgriṇaḥ
  • siṃhahanū -
  • siṃhahanu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    siṃhahanu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative 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]
  • nāthā -
  • tathā* -
  • tathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    tatha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • rasa -
  • rasa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ras (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • rasā -
  • rasa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    rasā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    ras (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • agri -
  • agri (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • ṇaḥ -
  • ṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
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