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 112.51

ततो अंकुशेहि विज्झित्वा आयसेहि यमपौरुषा ।
उत्क्षिपित्वा नदीतीरे भुंजावेन्ति अयोगुडां ॥ ५१ ॥

tato aṃkuśehi vijjhitvā āyasehi yamapauruṣā |
utkṣipitvā nadītīre bhuṃjāventi ayoguḍāṃ || 51 ||

Yama’s myrmidons then gaff them with hooks of iron, fling them on the river-bank, and give them pellets of iron to eat. (51)

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

Ankusha, Ayasa, Ayas, Yama, Rush, Rusha, Naditira, Ayoguda,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 112.51). 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: “tato aṃkuśehi vijjhitvā āyasehi yamapauruṣā
  • tato -
  • aṅkuśe -
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    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    aṅkuśa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    aṅkuśā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • Cannot analyse vijjhitvā*āy
  • āyase -
  • āyasa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    āyasa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    āyas (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single], [dative single]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • yama -
  • yama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yama (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pau -
  • pu (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    pu (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    pa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ruṣā -
  • ruṣ (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    ruṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “utkṣipitvā nadītīre bhuṃjāventi ayoguḍāṃ
  • Cannot analyse utkṣipitvā*na
  • nadītīre -
  • nadītīra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • Cannot analyse bhuñjāventi*ay
  • ayoguḍā -
  • ayoguḍa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
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