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 12.34.308

तद् यद् अस्तु न वक्तव्यम् अस्माभिर् इह किंचन ।
श्रेयान् हि मानिनो मृत्युर् नेदृगात्मप्रकाशनम् ॥ ३०७ ॥

tad yad astu na vaktavyam asmābhir iha kiṃcana |
śreyān hi mānino mṛtyur nedṛgātmaprakāśanam || 307 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 12.34.308 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 (12.34.308). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tad, Tat, Yat, Yad, Astu, Vaktavya, Asmad, Iha, Kincana, Shreyas, Shreya, Manin, Mrityu, Nri, Idrish, Prakashana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 12.34.308). 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: “tad yad astu na vaktavyam asmābhir iha kiṃcana
  • tad -
  • tad (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • yad -
  • yat (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [vocative single from √i class 2 verb], [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • astu -
  • astu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    astu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    astu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [imperative active third single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vaktavyam -
  • vaktavya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vaktavya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vaktavyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    vac -> vaktavya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √vac class 2 verb], [accusative single from √vac class 3 verb]
    vac -> vaktavya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √vac class 2 verb], [accusative single from √vac class 2 verb], [nominative single from √vac class 3 verb], [accusative single from √vac class 3 verb]
  • asmābhir -
  • asmad (pronoun, none)
    [instrumental plural]
  • iha -
  • iha (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iha (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • kiñcana -
  • kiñcana (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kiñcana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “śreyān hi mānino mṛtyur nedṛgātmaprakāśanam
  • śreyān -
  • śreyas (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    śrā -> śreya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √śrā class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √śrā class 2 verb], [accusative plural from √śrā class 4 verb]
    śrai -> śreya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √śrai class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √śrai class 2 verb], [accusative plural from √śrai class 4 verb]
    śri -> śreya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √śri class 1 verb]
    śrī -> śreya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √śrī class 9 verb]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • mānino* -
  • mānin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    mānin (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • mṛtyur -
  • mṛtyu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ne -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ni (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    ni (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    nṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • īdṛg -
  • īdṛś (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    īdṛś (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    īdṛś (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • ātma -
  • ātman (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
  • prakāśanam -
  • prakāśana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    prakāśana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    prakāśanā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 12.34.308

Cover of edition (2005)

Kathasaritsagar
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 12.34.308 in Bengali sript:
তদ্ যদ্ অস্তু ন বক্তব্যম্ অস্মাভির্ ইহ কিংচন ।
শ্রেযান্ হি মানিনো মৃত্যুর্ নেদৃগাত্মপ্রকাশনম্ ॥ ৩০৭ ॥

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