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 17.1.28

तद्यथेष्टं न तौ हेमहंसौ पश्याम्यहं यदि ।
तत्किमेतेन राज्येन जीवितेनापि वा मम ॥ २८ ॥

tadyatheṣṭaṃ na tau hemahaṃsau paśyāmyahaṃ yadi |
tatkimetena rājyena jīvitenāpi vā mama || 28 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 17.1.28 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 (17.1.28). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tad, Tat, Yatheshta, Hema, Heman, Hamsa, Pashya, Aha, Asmad, Yadi, Yad, Kimi, Tena, Rajya, Jivita, Api, Var,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 17.1.28). 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: “tadyatheṣṭaṃ na tau hemahaṃsau paśyāmyahaṃ yadi
  • tad -
  • tad (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • yatheṣṭam -
  • yatheṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    yatheṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    yatheṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tau -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • hema -
  • hema (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    hema (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    heman (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    heman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • haṃsau -
  • haṃsa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • paśyām -
  • paśyā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    paś -> paśyā (participle, feminine)
    [accusative single from √paś class 10 verb]
  • ya -
  • i (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ī (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • yadi -
  • yadi (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    yadi (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yadi (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • Line 2: “tatkimetena rājyena jīvitenāpi mama
  • tat -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • kime -
  • kimi (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    kimi (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • tena -
  • tena (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    tan (verb class 8)
    [perfect active second plural]
    tan (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
    tan (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • rājyena -
  • rājya (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    rājya (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    rāj -> rājya (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental single from √rāj class 1 verb], [instrumental single from √rāj]
    rāj -> rājya (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental single from √rāj class 1 verb], [instrumental single from √rāj]
  • jīvitenā -
  • jīvita (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    jīvita (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    jīv -> jīvita (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental single from √jīv class 1 verb]
    jīv -> jīvita (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental single from √jīv class 1 verb]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • vā* -
  • vār (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    vār (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    va (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • mama -
  • asmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
    (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 3)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 17.1.28

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 17.1.28 in Bengali sript:
তদ্যথেষ্টং ন তৌ হেমহংসৌ পশ্যাম্যহং যদি ।
তত্কিমেতেন রাজ্যেন জীবিতেনাপি বা মম ॥ ২৮ ॥

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