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 1.2.81

ध्वनिम् अथ तमपूर्वं दिव्यम् आकर्ण्य सद्यः सपदि विलसदन्तर्विस्मयो विप्रवर्गः ।
किम् इदम् इति समन्ताद् द्रष्टुम् अभ्येत्य वर्षं स्तुतिमुखरमुखश्रीर् अर्चति स्म प्रणामैः ॥ ८१ ॥

dhvanim atha tamapūrvaṃ divyam ākarṇya sadyaḥ sapadi vilasadantarvismayo vipravargaḥ |
kim idam iti samantād draṣṭum abhyetya varṣaṃ stutimukharamukhaśrīr arcati sma praṇāmaiḥ || 81 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.2.81 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 (1.2.81). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Dhvani, Atha, Tama, Purvam, Purva, Divya, Sadyah, Sadya, Sapadi, Vilasat, Antar, Vismaya, Vipra, Varga, Vargas, Kim, Idam, Iti, Samantat, Samanta, Abhyetya, Varsha, Stuti, Ukha, Shri, Arcat, Sma, Pranama,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.2.81). 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: “dhvanim atha tamapūrvaṃ divyam ākarṇya sadyaḥ sapadi vilasadantarvismayo vipravargaḥ
  • dhvanim -
  • dhvani (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • atha -
  • atha (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • tama -
  • tama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tama (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pūrvam -
  • pūrvam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    pūrva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    pūrva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • divyam -
  • divya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    divya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    divyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ākarṇya -
  • sadyaḥ -
  • sadyaḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sadya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • sapadi -
  • sapadi (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • vilasad -
  • vilasat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    vilasat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • antar -
  • antar (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    antar (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • vismayo* -
  • vismaya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vipra -
  • vipra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vipra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vargaḥ -
  • vargas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    varga (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “kim idam iti samantād draṣṭum abhyetya varṣaṃ stutimukharamukhaśrīr arcati sma praṇāmaiḥ
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • idam -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • samantād -
  • samantāt (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    samanta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    samanta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • draṣṭum -
  • dṛś -> draṣṭum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √dṛś]
  • abhyetya -
  • abhyetya (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • varṣam -
  • varṣa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    varṣa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    varṣā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • stutim -
  • stuti (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • ukha -
  • ukha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ram -
  • ra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ukha -
  • ukha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śrīr -
  • śrī (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative plural]
    śrī (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • arcati -
  • arcat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    arcat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    ṛc (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • sma -
  • sma (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sman (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
  • praṇāmaiḥ -
  • praṇāma (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.2.81

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 1.2.81 in Bengali sript:
ধ্বনিম্ অথ তমপূর্বং দিব্যম্ আকর্ণ্য সদ্যঃ সপদি বিলসদন্তর্বিস্মযো বিপ্রবর্গঃ ।
কিম্ ইদম্ ইতি সমন্তাদ্ দ্রষ্টুম্ অভ্যেত্য বর্ষং স্তুতিমুখরমুখশ্রীর্ অর্চতি স্ম প্রণামৈঃ ॥ ৮১ ॥

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