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 17.5.144

ततः कन्याविवाहार्थं पृच्छेस्तं यच् च वक्ष्यति ।
तत्त्वयागत्य मे वाच्यं विधास्ये ऽहं तथाविधम् ॥ १४४ ॥

tataḥ kanyāvivāhārthaṃ pṛcchestaṃ yac ca vakṣyati |
tattvayāgatya me vācyaṃ vidhāsye 'haṃ tathāvidham || 144 ||

The English translation of Kathasaritsagara Verse 17.5.144 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 (17.5.144). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tatah, Tad, Tata, Kani, Kanya, Iva, Aha, Artha, Yat, Yad, Vakshyat, Tattva, Asmad, Vacya, Vidh, Vidha, Tathavidha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Kathasaritsagara Verse 17.5.144). 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: “tataḥ kanyāvivāhārthaṃ pṛcchestaṃ yac ca vakṣyati
  • tataḥ -
  • tataḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tataḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    tata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    tan -> tata (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √tan class 8 verb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
  • kanyāvi -
  • kanī (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    kanya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ivā -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • ahā -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • artham -
  • artha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    artha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • pṛcches -
  • praś (verb class 6)
    [optative active second single]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • yac -
  • 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]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vakṣyati -
  • vac -> vakṣyat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √vac class 2 verb], [locative single from √vac class 3 verb]
    vac -> vakṣyat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √vac class 2 verb], [locative single from √vac class 3 verb]
    vah -> vakṣyat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √vah class 1 verb]
    vah -> vakṣyat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √vah class 1 verb]
    vac (verb class 2)
    [future active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [future active third single]
    vah (verb class 1)
    [future active third single]
  • Line 2: “tattvayāgatya me vācyaṃ vidhāsye 'haṃ tathāvidham
  • tattva -
  • tattva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • agatya -
  • me -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ma (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • vācyam -
  • vācya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vācya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vācyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    vac -> vācya (participle, masculine)
    [adverb from √vac]
    vac -> vācya (participle, neuter)
    [adverb from √vac]
    vac -> vācyā (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √vac]
    vac -> vācya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √vac]
    vac -> vācya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √vac], [accusative single from √vac]
  • vidhā -
  • vidha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vidha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vidh (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    vidh (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    vidhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    vidh (verb class 6)
    [imperative active second single]
    vidh (verb class 6)
    [imperative active second single]
  • asye' -
  • as (verb class 4)
    [present passive first single]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • tathāvidham -
  • tathāvidha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    tathāvidha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tathāvidhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Kathasaritsagara Verse 17.5.144

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 17.5.144 in Bengali sript:
ততঃ কন্যাবিবাহার্থং পৃচ্ছেস্তং যচ্ চ বক্ষ্যতি ।
তত্ত্বযাগত্য মে বাচ্যং বিধাস্যে ঽহং তথাবিধম্ ॥ ১৪৪ ॥

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