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 10.2.1

एवं वेश्यास्वसद्भावे कथिते मरुभूतिना ।
आचख्यौ गोमुखो धीमांस्तद्वत्कुमुदिकाकथाम् ॥ १ ॥

evaṃ veśyāsvasadbhāve kathite marubhūtinā |
ācakhyau gomukho dhīmāṃstadvatkumudikākathām || 1 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 10.2.1 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 (10.2.1). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Evam, Eva, Veshya, Asadbhava, Kathita, Marubhuti, Gomukha, Dhimat, Tadvat, Kumudika,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 10.2.1). 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: “evaṃ veśyāsvasadbhāve kathite marubhūtinā
  • evam -
  • evam (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    evam (indeclinable)
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    evā (noun, feminine)
  • veśyāsva -
  • veśyā (noun, feminine)
    [locative plural]
    viś -> veśyā (participle, feminine)
    [locative plural from √viś class 6 verb], [locative plural from √viś]
    viś -> veśyā (participle, feminine)
    [locative plural from √viś class 1 verb], [locative plural from √viś]
  • asadbhāve -
  • asadbhāva (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • kathite -
  • kathita (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kathita (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kathitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    kath -> kathita (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √kath class 10 verb]
    kath -> kathita (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √kath class 10 verb], [vocative dual from √kath class 10 verb], [accusative dual from √kath class 10 verb], [locative single from √kath class 10 verb]
    kath -> kathitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative dual from √kath class 10 verb], [vocative single from √kath class 10 verb], [vocative dual from √kath class 10 verb], [accusative dual from √kath class 10 verb]
  • marubhūtinā -
  • marubhūti (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • Line 2: “ācakhyau gomukho dhīmāṃstadvatkumudikākathām
  • ā -
  • ā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    ā (Preverb)
  • cakhyau -
  • khyā (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • gomukho* -
  • gomukha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • dhīmāṃs -
  • dhīmat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tadvat -
  • tadvat (noun, masculine)
    tadvat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • kumudikā -
  • kumudika (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kumudika (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kumudikā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • akathā -
  • ak (verb class 1)
    [present active second plural]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 10.2.1

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 10.2.1 in Bengali sript:
এবং বেশ্যাস্বসদ্ভাবে কথিতে মরুভূতিনা ।
আচখ্যৌ গোমুখো ধীমাংস্তদ্বত্কুমুদিকাকথাম্ ॥ ১ ॥

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