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 7.4.1

गोमुखीयकथातुष्टं दृष्ट्वा तत्स्पर्धया किल ।
नरवाहनदत्तं तं मरुभूतिरथाब्रवीत् ॥ १ ॥

gomukhīyakathātuṣṭaṃ dṛṣṭvā tatspardhayā kila |
naravāhanadattaṃ taṃ marubhūtirathābravīt || 1 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 7.4.1 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 (7.4.1). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Gomukhi, Yaka, Tha, Ushta, Tat, Tad, Spardha, Kila, Naravahanadatta, Tap, Marubhuti, Atha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 7.4.1). 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: “gomukhīyakathātuṣṭaṃ dṛṣṭvā tatspardhayā kila
  • gomukhī -
  • gomukhī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • yaka -
  • yaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • thāt -
  • tha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    tha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • uṣṭam -
  • uṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    uṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    uṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    uṣ -> uṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √uṣ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √uṣ class 9 verb]
    uṣ -> uṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √uṣ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √uṣ class 1 verb], [nominative single from √uṣ class 9 verb], [accusative single from √uṣ class 9 verb]
    uch -> uṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √uch class 1 verb]
    uch -> uṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √uch class 1 verb], [accusative single from √uch class 1 verb]
    vas -> uṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √vas class 1 verb]
    vas -> uṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √vas class 1 verb], [accusative single from √vas class 1 verb]
    vas -> uṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √vas class 6 verb]
    vas -> uṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √vas class 6 verb], [accusative single from √vas class 6 verb]
    vaś (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second dual]
  • dṛṣṭvā -
  • dṛś -> dṛṣṭvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √dṛś]
  • tat -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • spardhayā -
  • spardhā (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • kila -
  • kila (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    kila (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kil (verb class 6)
    [imperative active second single]
  • Line 2: “naravāhanadattaṃ taṃ marubhūtirathābravīt
  • naravāhanadattam -
  • naravāhanadatta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    tan (noun, masculine)
    tap (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    tap (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • marubhūtir -
  • marubhūti (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • athā -
  • athā (indeclinable)
    atha (indeclinable)
  • abravīt -
  • brū (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 7.4.1

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 7.4.1 in Bengali sript:
গোমুখীযকথাতুষ্টং দৃষ্ট্বা তত্স্পর্ধযা কিল ।
নরবাহনদত্তং তং মরুভূতিরথাব্রবীত্ ॥ ১ ॥

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