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 1.1.16

मन्दरो मथिते ऽप्यब्धौ न सुधासिततां गतः ।
अहं त्वयत्नादिति यो हसतीव स्वकान्तिभिः ॥ १६ ॥

mandaro mathite 'pyabdhau na sudhāsitatāṃ gataḥ |
ahaṃ tvayatnāditi yo hasatīva svakāntibhiḥ || 16 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.1.16 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 (1.1.16). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Mandara, Mathita, Api, Apya, Abdhi, Sudhasitata, Gat, Gata, Aha, Asmad, Tva, Ayatnat, Ayatna, Iti, Yah, Hasat, Iva, Svaka, Anti,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.1.16). 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: “mandaro mathite 'pyabdhau na sudhāsitatāṃ gataḥ
  • mandaro* -
  • mandara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • mathite' -
  • mathita (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    mathita (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    mathitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    manth -> mathita (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √manth class 1 verb], [locative single from √manth class 9 verb]
    manth -> mathita (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √manth class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √manth class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √manth class 1 verb], [locative single from √manth class 1 verb], [nominative dual from √manth class 9 verb], [vocative dual from √manth class 9 verb], [accusative dual from √manth class 9 verb], [locative single from √manth class 9 verb]
    manth -> mathitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative dual from √manth class 1 verb], [vocative single from √manth class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √manth class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √manth class 1 verb], [nominative dual from √manth class 9 verb], [vocative single from √manth class 9 verb], [vocative dual from √manth class 9 verb], [accusative dual from √manth class 9 verb]
  • apya -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    apya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • abdhau -
  • abdhi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sudhāsitatām -
  • sudhāsitatā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • gataḥ -
  • gat (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    gat (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    gata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “ahaṃ tvayatnāditi yo hasatīva svakāntibhiḥ
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • tva -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    tva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ayatnād -
  • ayatnāt (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    ayatna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • yo* -
  • yaḥ (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • hasatī -
  • hasat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    hasat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    has -> hasat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √has class 1 verb]
    has -> hasat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √has class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √has class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √has class 1 verb], [locative single from √has class 1 verb]
    has (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • svakā -
  • svaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    svaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    svakā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • antibhiḥ -
  • anti (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.1.16

Cover of edition (2005)

Kathasaritsagar
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 1.1.16 in Bengali sript:
মন্দরো মথিতে ঽপ্যব্ধৌ ন সুধাসিততাং গতঃ ।
অহং ত্বযত্নাদিতি যো হসতীব স্বকান্তিভিঃ ॥ ১৬ ॥

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