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 3.4.331

दृष्ट्वा व्यचिन्तयच् चासौ हन्त सो ऽयं निशाचरः ।
यस्य बाहुर् मया छिन्नो नगरे पौण्ड्रवर्धने ॥ ३३१ ॥

dṛṣṭvā vyacintayac cāsau hanta so 'yaṃ niśācaraḥ |
yasya bāhur mayā chinno nagare pauṇḍravardhane || 331 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 3.4.331 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 (3.4.331). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Vya, Casa, Hanta, Sah, Aya, Idam, Nishacara, Yasya, Yah, Yat, Bahu, Maya, Asmad, Chinna, Nagara, Paundravardhana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 3.4.331). 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: “dṛṣṭvā vyacintayac cāsau hanta so 'yaṃ niśācaraḥ
  • dṛṣṭvā -
  • dṛś -> dṛṣṭvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √dṛś]
  • vya -
  • vi (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    vi (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    vi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    vi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ve (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    vya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    vi (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • acintayac -
  • cint (verb class 10)
    [imperfect active third single]
  • cāsau -
  • cāsa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • hanta -
  • hanta (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    hanta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    hanta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • so' -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    so (noun, feminine)
    [compound]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ayam -
  • aya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • niśācaraḥ -
  • niśācara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “yasya bāhur mayā chinno nagare pauṇḍravardhane
  • yasya -
  • yasya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yasya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yas -> yasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √yas]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    yas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • bāhur -
  • bāhu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • mayā -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    mayā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [instrumental single]
  • chinno* -
  • chinna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nagare -
  • nagara (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    nagara (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • pauṇḍravardhane -
  • pauṇḍravardhana (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    pauṇḍravardhana (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 3.4.331

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 3.4.331 in Bengali sript:
দৃষ্ট্বা ব্যচিন্তযচ্ চাসৌ হন্ত সো ঽযং নিশাচরঃ ।
যস্য বাহুর্ মযা ছিন্নো নগরে পৌণ্ড্রবর্ধনে ॥ ৩৩১ ॥

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