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 103.24

उच्चावचा निश्चरन्ति दावे अग्निशिखा इव ।
नारी मुनिप्रलोभाये ताव तं मा प्रलोभये ॥ २४ ॥

uccāvacā niścaranti dāve agniśikhā iva |
nārī munipralobhāye tāva taṃ mā pralobhaye || 24 ||

Women high and low, like flames of fire in a wood, come forth to seduce the sage, but let them not succeed in doing so. (24)

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

Uccavaca, Nih, Dava, Agnishikha, Iva, Nari, Muni, Tap, Asmad, Pralobha, Yah, Yat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 103.24). 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: “uccāvacā niścaranti dāve agniśikhā iva
  • uccāvacā* -
  • uccāvaca (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    uccāvacā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • niś -
  • niḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    niḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    ni (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    ni (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    nis (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • caranti -
  • car (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • dāve -
  • dāva (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    dāva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • agniśikhā* -
  • agniśikha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    agniśikhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • Line 2: “nārī munipralobhāye tāva taṃ pralobhaye
  • nārī -
  • nārī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    nāri (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • muni -
  • muni (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    muni (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    munī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • pralobhāye -
  • tāva -
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    tap (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    tap (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative single]
  • pralobha -
  • pralobha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ye -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
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