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 1.1.52

श्रुत्वाथ गत्वा भार्यायै जयायै सो ऽप्यवर्णयत् ।
को हि वित्तं रहस्यं वा स्त्रीषु शक्नोति गूहितुम् ॥ ५२ ॥

śrutvātha gatvā bhāryāyai jayāyai so 'pyavarṇayat |
ko hi vittaṃ rahasyaṃ vā strīṣu śaknoti gūhitum || 52 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.1.52 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 (1.1.52). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Atha, Bharya, Jaya, Sah, Api, Apya, Kah, Vitta, Rahasyam, Rahasya, Strishu, Stri,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.1.52). 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: “śrutvātha gatvā bhāryāyai jayāyai so 'pyavarṇayat
  • śrutvā -
  • śru -> śrutvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śru]
  • atha -
  • atha (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • gatvā -
  • gam -> gatvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √gam]
    gam -> gatvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √gam]
    gam -> gatvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √gam]
  • bhāryāyai -
  • bhāryā (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
    bhṛ -> bhāryā (participle, feminine)
    [dative single from √bhṛ]
  • jayāyai -
  • jayā (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
  • so' -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    so (noun, feminine)
    [compound]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • apya -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    apya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • avarṇayat -
  • varṇ (verb class 10)
    [imperfect active third single]
  • Line 2: “ko hi vittaṃ rahasyaṃ strīṣu śaknoti gūhitum
  • ko* -
  • kaḥ (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • vittam -
  • vitta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vitta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vittā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    vid -> vitta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √vid class 6 verb]
    vid -> vitta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √vid class 6 verb], [accusative single from √vid class 6 verb]
    vid -> vitta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √vid class 7 verb]
    vid -> vitta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √vid class 7 verb], [accusative single from √vid class 7 verb]
    vid (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second dual]
  • rahasyam -
  • rahasyam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    rahasya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    rahasya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    rahasyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • strīṣu -
  • strīṣū (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    strī (noun, feminine)
    [locative plural]
  • śaknoti -
  • śak (verb class 5)
    [present active third single]
  • gūhitum -
  • guh -> gūhitum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √guh]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.1.52

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 1.1.52 in Bengali sript:
শ্রুত্বাথ গত্বা ভার্যাযৈ জযাযৈ সো ঽপ্যবর্ণযত্ ।
কো হি বিত্তং রহস্যং বা স্ত্রীষু শক্নোতি গূহিতুম্ ॥ ৫২ ॥

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