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 12.20.5

तिलोत्तमादिनाकस्त्रीनिर्माणे प्राप्तकौशलः ।
अनर्घरूपलावण्यां मन्ये यां निर्ममे विधिः ॥ ५ ॥

tilottamādinākastrīnirmāṇe prāptakauśalaḥ |
anargharūpalāvaṇyāṃ manye yāṃ nirmame vidhiḥ || 5 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 12.20.5 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 (12.20.5). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tilottama, Ina, Tri, Mana, Mani, Prapta, Kausha, Las, Anargha, Rupalavanya, Manya, Nirmama, Vidhi,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 12.20.5). 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: “tilottamādinākastrīnirmāṇe prāptakauśalaḥ
  • tilottamād -
  • tilottama (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    tilottama (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • inā -
  • ina (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ina (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    i (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    inā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • akas -
  • kṛ (verb class 1)
    [aorist active second single], [aorist active third single]
    kṛ (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active second single], [imperfect active third single], [aorist active second single], [aorist active third single]
    kṛ (verb class 5)
    [aorist active second single], [aorist active third single]
    kṛ (verb class 8)
    [aorist active second single], [aorist active third single]
  • trīn -
  • tri (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • ir -
  • i (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • māṇe -
  • māṇa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    māṇi (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    māṇi (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • prāpta -
  • prāpta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prāpta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kauśa -
  • kauśa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kauśa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • laḥ -
  • las (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    las (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    la (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “anargharūpalāvaṇyāṃ manye yāṃ nirmame vidhiḥ
  • anargha -
  • anargha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    anargha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    argh (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
  • rūpalāvaṇyā -
  • rūpalāvaṇya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ap (noun, feminine)
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • manye -
  • manya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    manya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    manyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    manī (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    man (verb class 4)
    [present middle first single], [present passive first single]
    man (verb class 8)
    [present passive first single]
  • yām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • nirmame -
  • nirmama (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    nirmama (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    nirmamā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • vidhiḥ -
  • vidhi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    vidhi (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 12.20.5

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 12.20.5 in Bengali sript:
তিলোত্তমাদিনাকস্ত্রীনির্মাণে প্রাপ্তকৌশলঃ ।
অনর্ঘরূপলাবণ্যাং মন্যে যাং নির্মমে বিধিঃ ॥ ৫ ॥

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