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 64.66

चत्वारिंशत्सुवट्टा दन्ता तेषां महर्षिणाम् अभूत् ।
अभून्सु शुक्रदंष्ट्रा ते ईदृशा यादृशो भवां ॥ ६६ ॥

catvāriṃśatsuvaṭṭā dantā teṣāṃ maharṣiṇām abhūt |
abhūnsu śukradaṃṣṭrā te īdṛśā yādṛśo bhavāṃ || 66 ||

“Forty rounded teeth had these great seers. Their teeth were gleaming white, just as the Lord’s are. (66)

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

Catvarimshat, Vatta, Danta, Tad, Maharshi, Abhu, Shukra, Damshtri, Damshtra, Tan, Yushmad, Idrisha, Yadrish, Yadrisha, Bhava,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 64.66). 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: “catvāriṃśatsuvaṭṭā dantā teṣāṃ maharṣiṇām abhūt
  • catvāriṃśatsu -
  • catvāriṃśat (noun, feminine)
    [locative plural]
  • vaṭṭā* -
  • vaṭṭa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    vaṭ -> vaṭṭa (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √vaṭ class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √vaṭ class 1 verb]
    vaṭ -> vaṭṭā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √vaṭ class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √vaṭ class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √vaṭ class 1 verb]
  • dantā -
  • dantā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • teṣām -
  • tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • maharṣiṇā -
  • maharṣi (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • abhūt -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [aorist active third single]
  • Line 2: “abhūnsu śukradaṃṣṭrā te īdṛśā yādṛśo bhavāṃ
  • abhū -
  • abhū (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
  • ūn -
  • u (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • su -
  • (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    so (noun, feminine)
  • śukra -
  • śukra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śukra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • daṃṣṭrā -
  • daṃṣṭṛ (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    daṃṣṭrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [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]
  • īdṛśā* -
  • īdṛśa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    īdṛśā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • yādṛśo* -
  • yādṛś (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    yādṛś (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    yādṛśa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhavām -
  • bhavā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
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