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 2.4.84

लोहजङ्घाभिधानो ऽस्मि ब्राह्मणो नास्ति मे धनम् ।
तदाढ्यजनलभ्ये हि को ऽहं रूपणिकागृहे ॥ ८४ ॥

lohajaṅghābhidhāno 'smi brāhmaṇo nāsti me dhanam |
tadāḍhyajanalabhye hi ko 'haṃ rūpaṇikāgṛhe || 84 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 2.4.84 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 (2.4.84). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Lohajangha, Abhidha, Ano, Ana, Anas, Anu, Brahmana, Nasti, Asmad, Dhana, Tada, Adhya, Jana, Labhya, Kah, Aha, Rupa, Nika, Agriha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 2.4.84). 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: “lohajaṅghābhidhāno 'smi brāhmaṇo nāsti me dhanam
  • lohajaṅghā -
  • lohajaṅgha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    lohajaṅghā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • abhidhā -
  • abhidhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ano' -
  • ano (indeclinable)
    anas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    anu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    anu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • asmi -
  • as (verb class 2)
    [present active first single]
  • brāhmaṇo* -
  • brāhmaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nāsti -
  • nāsti (indeclinable)
  • me -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ma (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • dhanam -
  • dhana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dhana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “tadāḍhyajanalabhye hi ko 'haṃ rūpaṇikāgṛhe
  • tadā -
  • tadā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tadā (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tadā (indeclinable)
    tada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • āḍhya -
  • āḍhya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āḍhya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jana -
  • jana (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    jana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    jan (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • labhye -
  • labhya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    labhya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    labhyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    labh -> labhya (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √labh class 1 verb]
    labh -> labhya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √labh class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √labh class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √labh class 1 verb], [locative single from √labh class 1 verb]
    labh -> labhyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative dual from √labh class 1 verb], [vocative single from √labh class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √labh class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √labh class 1 verb]
    labh (verb class 1)
    [present passive first single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • ko' -
  • kaḥ (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    ku (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • rūpa -
  • rūpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    rūpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ṇikā -
  • ṇika (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ṇika (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • agṛhe -
  • agṛha (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    agṛha (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    agṛhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 2.4.84

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 2.4.84 in Bengali sript:
লোহজঙ্ঘাভিধানো ঽস্মি ব্রাহ্মণো নাস্তি মে ধনম্ ।
তদাঢ্যজনলভ্যে হি কো ঽহং রূপণিকাগৃহে ॥ ৮৪ ॥

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