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 1.8.16

ततः पुस्तकमादाय गत्वा ताभ्यां यथागतम् ।
शिष्याभ्यां तद्गुणाढ्याय यथावृत्तमकथ्यत ॥ १६ ॥

tataḥ pustakamādāya gatvā tābhyāṃ yathāgatam |
śiṣyābhyāṃ tadguṇāḍhyāya yathāvṛttamakathyata || 16 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.8.16 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 (1.8.16). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tatah, Tad, Tata, Pustaka, Ada, Adaya, Yathagata, Shishya, Tadguna, Adhya, Yathavritta,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.8.16). 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: “tataḥ pustakamādāya gatvā tābhyāṃ yathāgatam
  • tataḥ -
  • 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]
  • pustakam -
  • pustaka (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    pustaka (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ādāya -
  • ādāya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ādāya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āda (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    āda (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • gatvā -
  • gam -> gatvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √gam]
    gam -> gatvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √gam]
    gam -> gatvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √gam]
  • tābhyām -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental dual], [dative dual], [ablative dual]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental dual], [dative dual], [ablative dual]
    (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental dual], [dative dual], [ablative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental dual], [dative dual], [ablative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental dual], [dative dual], [ablative dual]
    (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental dual], [dative dual], [ablative dual]
  • yathāgatam -
  • yathāgata (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    yathāgata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    yathāgatā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line 2: “śiṣyābhyāṃ tadguṇāḍhyāya yathāvṛttamakathyata
  • śiṣyābhyām -
  • śiṣya (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental dual], [dative dual], [ablative dual]
    śiṣya (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental dual], [dative dual], [ablative dual]
    śiṣyā (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental dual], [dative dual], [ablative dual]
    śās -> śiṣya (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental dual from √śās class 2 verb], [dative dual from √śās class 2 verb], [ablative dual from √śās class 2 verb]
    śās -> śiṣya (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental dual from √śās class 2 verb], [dative dual from √śās class 2 verb], [ablative dual from √śās class 2 verb]
    śās -> śiṣyā (participle, feminine)
    [instrumental dual from √śās class 2 verb], [dative dual from √śās class 2 verb], [ablative dual from √śās class 2 verb]
    śiṣ -> śiṣya (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental dual from √śiṣ class 10 verb], [dative dual from √śiṣ class 10 verb], [ablative dual from √śiṣ class 10 verb]
    śiṣ -> śiṣya (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental dual from √śiṣ class 10 verb], [dative dual from √śiṣ class 10 verb], [ablative dual from √śiṣ class 10 verb]
    śiṣ -> śiṣyā (participle, feminine)
    [instrumental dual from √śiṣ class 10 verb], [dative dual from √śiṣ class 10 verb], [ablative dual from √śiṣ class 10 verb]
  • tadguṇā -
  • tadguṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tadguṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tadguṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • āḍhyāya -
  • āḍhya (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    āḍhya (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • yathāvṛttam -
  • yathāvṛtta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    yathāvṛtta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    yathāvṛttā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • akathyata -
  • kath (verb class 10)
    [imperfect passive third single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 1.8.16

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 1.8.16 in Bengali sript:
ততঃ পুস্তকমাদায গত্বা তাভ্যাং যথাগতম্ ।
শিষ্যাভ্যাং তদ্গুণাঢ্যায যথাবৃত্তমকথ্যত ॥ ১৬ ॥

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