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 1.1.26

ततस्तच्चाटुबुद्ध्यैव तत्प्रभावनिबन्धनाम् ।
तस्याः स्वल्पां कथामेवं शिवः संप्रत्यवर्णयत् ॥ २६ ॥

tatastaccāṭubuddhyaiva tatprabhāvanibandhanām |
tasyāḥ svalpāṃ kathāmevaṃ śivaḥ saṃpratyavarṇayat || 26 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.1.26 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 (1.1.26). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tatah, Tad, Tata, Tat, Catu, Buddhi, Prabhavani, Bandhana, Svalpa, Katha, Evam, Eva, Shiva, Samprati,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.1.26). 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: “tatastaccāṭubuddhyaiva tatprabhāvanibandhanām
  • tatas -
  • tataḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tataḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    tata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    tan -> tata (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √tan class 8 verb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
  • tac -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • cāṭu -
  • cāṭu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    cāṭu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    cāṭu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • buddhyai -
  • buddhi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [instrumental single], [dative single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • tat -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • prabhāvani -
  • prabhāvanī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • bandhanā -
  • bandhana (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bandhana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “tasyāḥ svalpāṃ kathāmevaṃ śivaḥ saṃpratyavarṇayat
  • tasyāḥ -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • svalpām -
  • svalpā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • kathām -
  • kathā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • evam -
  • evam (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    evam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    evā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • śivaḥ -
  • śiva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • sampratya -
  • samprati (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    samprati (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    samprati (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sampratī (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    sampratī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    sampratī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    samprati (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • avarṇayat -
  • varṇ (verb class 10)
    [imperfect active third single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.1.26

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 1.1.26 in Bengali sript:
ততস্তচ্চাটুবুদ্ধ্যৈব তত্প্রভাবনিবন্ধনাম্ ।
তস্যাঃ স্বল্পাং কথামেবং শিবঃ সংপ্রত্যবর্ণযত্ ॥ ২৬ ॥

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