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 64.69

ब्रह्मस्वरा च ते आसि करविंकरुतस्वरा ।
दुन्दुभिस्वरघोषा च प्रेमणीयस्वरा पि च ॥ ६९ ॥

brahmasvarā ca te āsi karaviṃkarutasvarā |
dundubhisvaraghoṣā ca premaṇīyasvarā pi ca || 69 ||

“Their voice was divine; their voice was like the cuckoo’s cry. The sound of their voice was like that of a drum; their voice was agreeable. (69)

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

Tad, Yushmad, Kara, Vinka, Ruta, Svara, Dundubhisvara, Ghosha, Premaniya,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 64.69). 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: “brahmasvarā ca te āsi karaviṃkarutasvarā
  • brahmasvarā -
  • 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]
  • āsi -
  • ās (verb class 2)
    [imperfect middle first single]
  • kara -
  • kara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṛ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • viṅka -
  • viṅka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ruta -
  • ruta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ruta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ru -> ruta (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √ru class 1 verb], [vocative single from √ru class 2 verb]
    ru -> ruta (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √ru class 1 verb], [vocative single from √ru class 2 verb]
    ru (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second plural]
  • svarā -
  • svarā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “dundubhisvaraghoṣā ca premaṇīyasvarā pi ca
  • dundubhisvara -
  • dundubhisvara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ghoṣā -
  • ghoṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • premaṇīya -
  • premaṇīya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    premaṇīya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • svarā -
  • svarā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Cannot analyse pi*ca
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Verse 64.69

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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