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 67.8

प्रतिवेदयथ मे क्षिप्रम् अपि याचनको सिया ।
अपि याचनको अस्य यत्र दिन्नं महाफलं ॥ ८ ॥

prativedayatha me kṣipram api yācanako siyā |
api yācanako asya yatra dinnaṃ mahāphalaṃ || 8 ||

“Let me know at once whether he is a mendicant, whether he is a mendicant a gift to whom will bring great reward.” (8)

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

Prati, Asmad, Kshipram, Kshipra, Api, Idam, Yatra, Dinna, Mahaphala,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 67.8). 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: “prativedayatha me kṣipram api yācanako siyā
  • prati -
  • prati (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    prati (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    pratī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    pratī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    pratī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    prati (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • vedayatha -
  • vid (verb class 0)
    [present active second plural]
    vid (verb class 0)
    [present active second plural]
  • me -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ma (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • kṣipram -
  • kṣipram (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kṣipra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kṣipra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kṣiprā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • yācanako -
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • -
  • (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “api yācanako asya yatra dinnaṃ mahāphalaṃ
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • yācanako -
  • asya -
  • as -> asya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √as]
    a (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    as (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • yatra -
  • yatra (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yatra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yatra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dinnam -
  • dinna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dinna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • mahāphalam -
  • mahāphala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    mahāphala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    mahāphalā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
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