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 85.19

भवतश् च त्रयो माषा तं चतुर्थं भविष्यति ।
चतुर्हि देव माषेहि उदग्रा वृषली भवे ॥ १९ ॥

bhavataś ca trayo māṣā taṃ caturthaṃ bhaviṣyati |
caturhi deva māṣehi udagrā vṛṣalī bhave || 19 ||

Your three pennies, sir, will make it four. With these four pennies my poor woman will be delighted. (19)

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

Bhavat, Bhavant, Traya, Tri, Masha, Caturtham, Caturtha, Bhavishyat, Catu, Catus, Deva, Mashi, Udagra, Vrishali, Bhava, Bhu,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 85.19). 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: “bhavataś ca trayo māṣā taṃ caturthaṃ bhaviṣyati
  • bhavataś -
  • bhavat (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    bhavat (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    bhavant (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    bhavant (pronoun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [present active third dual]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • trayo* -
  • traya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    tri (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • māṣā -
  • māṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • caturtham -
  • caturtham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    caturtha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    caturtha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • bhaviṣyati -
  • bhaviṣyat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhaviṣyat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [future active third single]
  • Line 2: “caturhi deva māṣehi udagrā vṛṣalī bhave
  • catur -
  • catur (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    catus (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    catu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    catu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • deva -
  • deva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    deva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    devan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    div (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • māṣe -
  • māṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    māṣi (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    māṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • udagrā* -
  • udagra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    udagrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • vṛṣalī -
  • vṛṣalī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • bhave -
  • bhava (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhava (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    bhu (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    bhu (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
    bhavā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Verse 85.19

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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