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 112.32

महद्भयंकरा सर्वे अर्चिशतसमाकुला ।
एकैकं योजनशतं आभाये संप्रभासति ॥ ३२ ॥

mahadbhayaṃkarā sarve arciśatasamākulā |
ekaikaṃ yojanaśataṃ ābhāye saṃprabhāsati || 32 ||

They are awe-inspiring, being filled with hundreds of flames. Each sheds its glow abroad for a hundred yojanas. (32)

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

Mahat, Sarva, Arc, Arcin, Akula, Ekaika, Yojanashata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 112.32). 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: “mahadbhayaṃkarā sarve arciśatasamākulā
  • mahad -
  • atimahat (noun, masculine)
    mahat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • bhayaṅkarā -
  • sarve -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [locative single]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    sarvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • arci -
  • arci (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    arcin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    arcin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    arc (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • śatasam -
  • śatasā (noun, feminine)
  • ākulā -
  • ākulā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “ekaikaṃ yojanaśataṃ ābhāye saṃprabhāsati
  • ekaikam -
  • ekaika (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ekaika (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    ekaikā (noun, feminine)
  • yojanaśatam -
  • yojanaśata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ābhāye -
  • sampra -
  • sampra (Preverb)
  • bhāsati -
  • bhās (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
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