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 12.5.291

इति निर्बन्धतस्तस्मै पृच्छते स वणिक्सुतः ।
सख्ये मलयमाली स्वमभिप्रायं शशंस तम् ॥ २९१ ॥

iti nirbandhatastasmai pṛcchate sa vaṇiksutaḥ |
sakhye malayamālī svamabhiprāyaṃ śaśaṃsa tam || 291 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 12.5.291 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 (12.5.291). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Iti, Nirbandhatah, Tad, Pricchat, Vaniksuta, Sakhi, Sakhya, Malayamalin, Sva, Abhipraya,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 12.5.291). 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: “iti nirbandhatastasmai pṛcchate sa vaṇiksutaḥ
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • nirbandhatas -
  • nirbandhataḥ (indeclinable)
  • tasmai -
  • tad (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
  • pṛcchate -
  • praś -> pṛcchat (participle, masculine)
    [dative single from √praś class 6 verb]
    praś -> pṛcchat (participle, neuter)
    [dative single from √praś class 6 verb]
    pṛcchat (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    pṛcchat (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
    pṛcchat (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    praś (verb class 6)
    [present middle third single]
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vaṇiksutaḥ -
  • vaṇiksuta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “sakhye malayamālī svamabhiprāyaṃ śaśaṃsa tam
  • sakhye -
  • sakhi (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    sakhya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • malayamālī -
  • malayamālin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • svam -
  • sva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    svan (noun, masculine)
    svan (noun, neuter)
    sva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • abhiprāyam -
  • abhiprāya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • śaśaṃsa -
  • śaṃs (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    tan (noun, masculine)
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 12.5.291

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 12.5.291 in Bengali sript:
ইতি নির্বন্ধতস্তস্মৈ পৃচ্ছতে স বণিক্সুতঃ ।
সখ্যে মলযমালী স্বমভিপ্রাযং শশংস তম্ ॥ ২৯১ ॥

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