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 17.1.16

तथा च शृणु देवाहं तत्कथां कथयामि ते ।
इत्य् उक्त्वा गोमुखो मह्यमिमामकथयत्कथाम् ॥ १६ ॥

tathā ca śṛṇu devāhaṃ tatkathāṃ kathayāmi te |
ity uktvā gomukho mahyamimāmakathayatkathām || 16 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 17.1.16 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 (17.1.16). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tatha, Deva, Devri, Devan, Aha, Asmad, Tat, Tad, Katha, Yushmad, Uktva, Gomukha, Mahya, Iyam, Idam,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 17.1.16). 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: “tathā ca śṛṇu devāhaṃ tatkathāṃ kathayāmi te
  • tathā -
  • tathā (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śṛṇu -
  • śru (verb class 5)
    [imperative active second single]
  • devā -
  • deva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    deva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    devan (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    devā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    devṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    div (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • tat -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • kathām -
  • kathā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • kathayāmi -
  • kath (verb class 10)
    [present active first single]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “ity uktvā gomukho mahyamimāmakathayatkathām
  • Cannot analyse ity*uk
  • uktvā -
  • uktvā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    vac -> uktvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √vac]
    vac -> uktvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √vac]
  • gomukho* -
  • gomukha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • mahyam -
  • mahya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    mahya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    mahyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    mah -> mahya (participle, masculine)
    [adverb from √mah]
    mah -> mahya (participle, neuter)
    [adverb from √mah]
    mah -> mahyā (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √mah]
    mah -> mahya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √mah class 10 verb], [accusative single from √mah]
    mah -> mahya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √mah class 10 verb], [accusative single from √mah class 10 verb], [nominative single from √mah], [accusative single from √mah]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single]
  • imām -
  • iyam (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    idam (pronoun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • akathayat -
  • kath (verb class 10)
    [imperfect active third single]
  • kathām -
  • kathā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 17.1.16

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 17.1.16 in Bengali sript:
তথা চ শৃণু দেবাহং তত্কথাং কথযামি তে ।
ইত্য্ উক্ত্বা গোমুখো মহ্যমিমামকথযত্কথাম্ ॥ ১৬ ॥

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