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 1.3.54

वञ्चनप्रवणा वेश्या द्विजा मत्पितरो यथा ।
वणिजो धनलुब्धाश्च कस्य गेहे वसाम्यहम् ॥ ५४ ॥

vañcanapravaṇā veśyā dvijā matpitaro yathā |
vaṇijo dhanalubdhāśca kasya gehe vasāmyaham || 54 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.3.54 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 (1.3.54). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Vancanapravana, Veshi, Veshya, Dvija, Asmad, Pitri, Yatha, Vanij, Vanija, Dhanalubdha, Kah, Kim, Geha, Aha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.3.54). 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: “vañcanapravaṇā veśyā dvijā matpitaro yathā
  • vañcanapravaṇā* -
  • vañcanapravaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    vañcanapravaṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • veśyā* -
  • veśi (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    veśī (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    veśya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    veśyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    viś -> veśya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √viś class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √viś class 6 verb], [nominative plural from √viś], [vocative plural from √viś]
    viś -> veśyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √viś class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √viś class 6 verb], [accusative plural from √viś class 6 verb], [nominative plural from √viś], [vocative plural from √viś], [accusative plural from √viś]
    viś -> veśya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √viś class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √viś class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √viś], [vocative plural from √viś]
    viś -> veśyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √viś class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √viś class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √viś class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √viś], [vocative plural from √viś], [accusative plural from √viś]
  • dvijā* -
  • dvija (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    dvijā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • mat -
  • asmad (pronoun, none)
    [ablative single]
  • pitaro* -
  • pitṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • yathā -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
  • Line 2: “vaṇijo dhanalubdhāśca kasya gehe vasāmyaham
  • vaṇijo* -
  • vaṇij (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    vaṇija (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • dhanalubdhāś -
  • dhanalubdha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    dhanalubdhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kasya -
  • kas -> kasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √kas]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ka (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • gehe -
  • geha (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    gehā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • vasāmya -
  • vas (verb class 1)
    [present active first single]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.3.54

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 1.3.54 in Bengali sript:
বঞ্চনপ্রবণা বেশ্যা দ্বিজা মত্পিতরো যথা ।
বণিজো ধনলুব্ধাশ্চ কস্য গেহে বসাম্যহম্ ॥ ৫৪ ॥

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