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 3.4.333

इत्यालोच्य प्रधाव्यैव केशेष्वाकृष्य तस्य सः ।
राक्षसस्य शिरश्छेत्तुं समारेभे विदूषकः ॥ ३३३ ॥

ityālocya pradhāvyaiva keśeṣvākṛṣya tasya saḥ |
rākṣasasya śiraśchettuṃ samārebhe vidūṣakaḥ || 333 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 3.4.333 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 (3.4.333). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Iti, Itya, Alocya, Pradha, Avi, Avya, Kesha, Akrishya, Tad, Sah, Rakshasa, Shira, Shiras, Sama, Vidushaka,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 3.4.333). 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: “ityālocya pradhāvyaiva keśeṣvākṛṣya tasya saḥ
  • ityā -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [instrumental single]
    itya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    itya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    i -> itya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √i]
    ityā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    i -> itya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √i class 2 verb]
    i -> itya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √i class 2 verb]
    i -> ityā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb]
  • ālocya -
  • ālocya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ālocya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pradhā -
  • pradha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pradhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • avyai -
  • avi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    avi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    avi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [instrumental single], [dative single]
    avī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [instrumental single], [dative single]
    avya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    avya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    avyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    o (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    u -> avya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √u class 1 verb], [vocative single from √u class 2 verb], [vocative single from √u class 5 verb]
    u -> avya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √u class 1 verb], [vocative single from √u class 2 verb], [vocative single from √u class 5 verb]
    u -> avyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √u class 1 verb], [nominative single from √u class 2 verb], [nominative single from √u class 5 verb]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • keśeṣvā -
  • keśa (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
    keśa (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • ākṛṣya -
  • ākṛṣya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ākṛṣya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tasya -
  • tas -> tasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tas]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • saḥ -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “rākṣasasya śiraśchettuṃ samārebhe vidūṣakaḥ
  • rākṣasasya -
  • rākṣasa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    rākṣasa (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • śiraś -
  • śiras (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    śira (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • chettum -
  • chid -> chettum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √chid]
    chid -> chettum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √chid]
  • samā -
  • sama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sama (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    samā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    sam (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
    samā (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • arebhe -
  • rebh (verb class 1)
    [imperfect middle first single]
    ribh (verb class 1)
    [imperfect middle first single]
  • vidūṣakaḥ -
  • vidūṣaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 3.4.333

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 3.4.333 in Bengali sript:
ইত্যালোচ্য প্রধাব্যৈব কেশেষ্বাকৃষ্য তস্য সঃ ।
রাক্ষসস্য শিরশ্ছেত্তুং সমারেভে বিদূষকঃ ॥ ৩৩৩ ॥

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