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 9.5.58

यस्या वर्णयितुं रूपम् एकया जिह्वयानया ।
मादृशः कः प्रगल्भेत किं त्व् एतावद् वदाम्य् अहम् ॥ ५८ ॥

yasyā varṇayituṃ rūpam ekayā jihvayānayā |
mādṛśaḥ kaḥ pragalbheta kiṃ tv etāvad vadāmy aham || 58 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 9.5.58 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 (9.5.58). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Yasya, Rupa, Eka, Jihva, Iyam, Idam, Madrish, Madrisha, Kah, Pragalbha, Ita, Kim, Aha, Asmad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 9.5.58). 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: “yasyā varṇayituṃ rūpam ekayā jihvayānayā
  • yasyā* -
  • yasya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    yasyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • varṇayitum -
  • varṇ -> varṇayitum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √varṇ]
  • rūpam -
  • rūpa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    rūpa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    rūpā (noun, feminine)
  • ekayā -
  • ekā (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • jihvayā -
  • jihvā (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • anayā -
  • iyam (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    idam (pronoun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • Line 2: “mādṛśaḥ kaḥ pragalbheta kiṃ tv etāvad vadāmy aham
  • mādṛśaḥ -
  • mādṛś (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    mādṛś (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    mādṛśa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • kaḥ -
  • kaḥ (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • pragalbhe -
  • pragalbha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    pragalbha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    pragalbhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ita -
  • ita (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ita (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    i -> ita (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √i class 2 verb]
    i -> ita (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √i class 2 verb]
    i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second plural]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse tv*et
  • etāvad -
  • Cannot analyse vadāmy*ah
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 9.5.58

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 9.5.58 in Bengali sript:
যস্যা বর্ণযিতুং রূপম্ একযা জিহ্বযানযা ।
মাদৃশঃ কঃ প্রগল্ভেত কিং ত্ব্ এতাবদ্ বদাম্য্ অহম্ ॥ ৫৮ ॥

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