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 1.6.96

स सिंहस् तद्वपुस् त्यक्त्वा सद्यो ऽभूत्पुरुषाकृतिः ।
कष्टं किम् एतद् ब्रूहीति राज्ञा पृष्टो जगाद च ॥ ९६ ॥

sa siṃhas tadvapus tyaktvā sadyo 'bhūtpuruṣākṛtiḥ |
kaṣṭaṃ kim etad brūhīti rājñā pṛṣṭo jagāda ca || 96 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.6.96 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 (1.6.96). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Simha, Sadyah, Sadya, Sadyas, Purushakriti, Kashtam, Kashta, Kim, Etad, Iti, Rajan, Prishta,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.6.96). 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: “sa siṃhas tadvapus tyaktvā sadyo 'bhūtpuruṣākṛtiḥ
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • siṃhas -
  • siṃha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tadva -
  • tadvan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
  • pus -
  • pur (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    pu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    pu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • tyaktvā -
  • tyaj -> tyaktvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tyaj]
  • sadyo' -
  • sadyaḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sadyas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sadya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • abhūt -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [aorist active third single]
  • puruṣākṛtiḥ -
  • puruṣākṛti (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “kaṣṭaṃ kim etad brūhīti rājñā pṛṣṭo jagāda ca
  • kaṣṭam -
  • kaṣṭam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kaṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kaṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kaṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    kaṣ -> kaṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √kaṣ class 1 verb]
    kaṣ -> kaṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √kaṣ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √kaṣ class 1 verb]
    kaś -> kaṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √kaś class 1 verb]
    kaś -> kaṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √kaś class 1 verb], [accusative single from √kaś class 1 verb]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • etad -
  • etad (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    etad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    etad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • brūhī -
  • brū (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • rājñā -
  • rājan (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • pṛṣṭo* -
  • pṛṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    pṛṣ -> pṛṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √pṛṣ class 1 verb]
    praś -> pṛṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √praś class 6 verb]
  • jagāda -
  • gad (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.6.96

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 1.6.96 in Bengali sript:
স সিংহস্ তদ্বপুস্ ত্যক্ত্বা সদ্যো ঽভূত্পুরুষাকৃতিঃ ।
কষ্টং কিম্ এতদ্ ব্রূহীতি রাজ্ঞা পৃষ্টো জগাদ চ ॥ ৯৬ ॥

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