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 3.5.28

धनहीनेन देहो ऽपि हार्यते स्त्रीषु का कथा ।
निसर्गनियतं वासां विद्युताम् इव चापलम् ॥ २८ ॥

dhanahīnena deho 'pi hāryate strīṣu kā kathā |
nisarganiyataṃ vāsāṃ vidyutām iva cāpalam || 28 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 3.5.28 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 (3.5.28). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Dhanahina, Deha, Api, Strishu, Stri, Katha, Nisarga, Niyata, Vasa, Vidyut, Vidyuta, Iva, Capala,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 3.5.28). 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: “dhanahīnena deho 'pi hāryate strīṣu kathā
  • dhanahīnena -
  • dhanahīna (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    dhanahīna (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • deho' -
  • deha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
  • hāryate -
  • hṛ (verb class 0)
    [present passive third single]
  • strīṣu -
  • strīṣū (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    strī (noun, feminine)
    [locative plural]
  • -
  • (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • kathā -
  • kathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “nisarganiyataṃ vāsāṃ vidyutām iva cāpalam
  • nisarga -
  • nisarga (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • niyatam -
  • niyata (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    niyata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    niyatā (noun, feminine)
  • vāsām -
  • vāsā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • vidyutām -
  • vidyut (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    vidyut (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    vidyutā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
  • cāpalam -
  • cāpala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 3.5.28

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 3.5.28 in Bengali sript:
ধনহীনেন দেহো ঽপি হার্যতে স্ত্রীষু কা কথা ।
নিসর্গনিযতং বাসাং বিদ্যুতাম্ ইব চাপলম্ ॥ ২৮ ॥

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