Ratnamalavadana [sanskrit]

83,177 words | ISBN-10: 8172702957 | ISBN-13: 9788172702953

The Sanskrit edition of the Ratnamalavadana: a collection of Buddhist stories (avadana) belonging to the Mahayana tradition. Literally, “a garland of precious gems” or “a collection of edifying tales”, these 38 stories revolve around king Ashoka and the monk Upagupta. Original titles: Ratnamālāvadāna (रत्नमालावदान), Ratnamālā-āvadāna (रत्नमाला-आवदान, Ratnamala-avadana)

अस्माभिर्ज्ञायते नायं यो ऽद्य रात्राविहागतः ।
तदस्मान् विस्मितान् सर्वान्बोधयितुं समर्हसि ॥ ८९ ॥ {८९}

asmābhirjñāyate nāyaṃ yo 'dya rātrāvihāgataḥ |
tadasmān vismitān sarvānbodhayituṃ samarhasi || 89 || {89}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 5.89 is contained in the book Ratnamalavadana by Prof. Ramesh Kumar Dwivedi. This book is not available online so in order to read the full text and translation you should buy the book:

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (5.89). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Asmad, Naya, Yah, Adya, Ratrau, Ratra, Ihagata, Tada, Sma, Sman, Vismita, Sarva,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 5.89). 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: “asmābhirjñāyate nāyaṃ yo 'dya rātrāvihāgataḥ
  • asmābhir -
  • asmad (pronoun, none)
    [instrumental plural]
  • jñāyate -
  • jñā (verb class 3)
    [present passive third single]
    jñā (verb class 9)
    [present passive third single]
  • nāyam -
  • nāya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • yo' -
  • yaḥ (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    yu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • adya -
  • adya (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    adya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    adya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • rātrāvi -
  • rātrau (indeclinable)
    rātra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ihāgataḥ -
  • ihāgata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “tadasmān vismitān sarvānbodhayituṃ samarhasi
  • tada -
  • tada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • smā -
  • sma (indeclinable)
    smā (indeclinable)
    sman (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • an -
  • vismitān -
  • vismita (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • sarvān -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • bodhayitum -
  • budh -> bodhayitum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √budh]
  • sam -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sam (Preverb)
  • arhasi -
  • arh (verb class 1)
    [present active second single]
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