Kathasaritsagara [sanskrit]

by C. H. Tawney | 2014 | 226,424 words | ISBN-13: 9789350501351

The Sanskrit edition of the Kathasaritsagara referencing the English translation and grammatical analysis. Written by Somadeva and dating from the 12th century, the Kathasaritsagara (or Katha-sarit-sagara) represents an epic legend narrating the adventures of Naravahanadatta as he strives to become the destined emperor of the Vidyadharas. Alternative titles: (Kathāsaritsāgara, कथासरित्सागर, Kathā-sarit-sāgara)

Verse 1.1.11

औचित्यान्वयरक्षा च यथाशक्ति विधीयते ।
कथारसाविघातेन काव्यांशस्य च योजना ॥ ११ ॥

aucityānvayarakṣā ca yathāśakti vidhīyate |
kathārasāvighātena kāvyāṃśasya ca yojanā || 11 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.1.11 is contained in the book The Ocean of Story by C.H. Tawney. This book is available online or you could buy the latest edition:

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

Auciti, Aucitya, Anvaya, Raksha, Yatha, Vidh, Vidhi, Iyat, Iyata, Katha, Rasa, Avighata, Kavya, Kavi, Sha, Shasya, Yojana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.1.11). 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: “aucityānvayarakṣā ca yathāśakti vidhīyate
  • aucityā -
  • aucitya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    aucitī (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • anvaya -
  • anvaya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • rakṣā -
  • rakṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yathā -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
  • aśakti -
  • aśakti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • vidhī -
  • vidhi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    vidhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    vidhī (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    vidhī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    vidhī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    vidh (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    vidh (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • iyate -
  • iyat (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    iyat (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    iyatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    i (verb class 2)
    [present middle third plural]
  • Line 2: “kathārasāvighātena kāvyāṃśasya ca yojanā
  • kathā -
  • kathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • rasā -
  • rasa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    rasā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    ras (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • avighātena -
  • avighāta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    avighāta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • kāvyāṃ -
  • kāvyā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    kav -> kāvyā (participle, feminine)
    [accusative single from √kav class 1 verb]
    kāvī (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • śasya -
  • śasya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śasya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śaṃs -> śasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śaṃs]
    śas -> śasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śas]
    śa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    śa (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    śaṃs -> śasya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √śaṃs class 1 verb]
    śaṃs -> śasya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √śaṃs class 1 verb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yojanā -
  • yojanā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.1.11

Cover of edition (2005)

by Kedarnath Sharma Saraswat (2005)

The Only Edition with the Sanskrit Text and its Hindi Translation (An Old and Rare Book) Set of 3 Vol.

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Cover of edition (2013)

Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva Bhatta (Sanskrit Text Only)
by Vasudeva Laksmana Sastri (2013)

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Cover of edition (1995)

Katha Sarit Sagar in Marathi
by H. A Bhave (1995)

Set of 5 Volumes; Published by Varada Books, Pune. 2256 pages (Throughout B/W Illustrations).

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Cover of edition (2014)

Katha Sarit Sagara (Tamil)
by S. V. Ganapati (எஸ். வி. கணபதி) (2014)

[கதா சரித் சாகரம்] Published by Alliance Publications.

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Cover of Bengali edition

Galpa Shono
by Abhijit Chattopadhyay (2014)

[গল্প শোনো] Galpa Shono: Bengali Translation of 'Suno Kahani From Katha Sarit Sagar'; 9788126015436; Published by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi.

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Preview of verse 1.1.11 in Bengali sript:
ঔচিত্যান্বযরক্ষা চ যথাশক্তি বিধীযতে ।
কথারসাবিঘাতেন কাব্যাংশস্য চ যোজনা ॥ ১১ ॥

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