Katyayana-smriti [sanskrit]

by Manmatha Nath Dutt | 2006 | 9,945 words | ISBN-10: 8171102794

The Sanskrit edition of the Katyayana-smriti referencing the English translation and grammatical analysis. The Katyayana-smriti is one of the minor works on Dharmashastra as mentioned in the Yajnavalkya-smriti. Katyayana is the author of a clear and full treatise on law and also wrote on grammar and other subjects. Alternative titles: Kātyāyanasmṛti (कात्यायनस्मृतिः), Kātyāyana-smṛti (कात्यायन-स्मृति).

Verse 18.5 [140]

अप्रसिद्धं निराबाधं निरर्थं निष्प्रयोजनम् ।
असाध्यं वा विरुद्धं वा पक्षाभासं विवर्जयेत् ॥ ५ [१४०] ॥

aprasiddhaṃ nirābādhaṃ nirarthaṃ niṣprayojanam |
asādhyaṃ vā viruddhaṃ vā pakṣābhāsaṃ vivarjayet || 5 [140] ||

The English translation of Katyayana-smriti Verse 18.5 [140] is contained in the book Sixteen Minor Smrtis: 2 Volumes by Manmatha Nath Dutt. This book is not available online so in order to read the full text and translation you should buy the book:

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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 (18.5 [140]). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Aprasiddha, Nirabadha, Nirartha, Nishprayojana, Asadhya, Var, Viruddham, Viruddha, Pakshabhasa,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Katyayana-smriti Verse 18.5 [140]). 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: “aprasiddhaṃ nirābādhaṃ nirarthaṃ niṣprayojanam
  • aprasiddham -
  • aprasiddha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    aprasiddha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    aprasiddhā (noun, feminine)
  • nirābādham -
  • nirābādha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nirābādha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    nirābādhā (noun, feminine)
  • nirartham -
  • nirartha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nirartha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    nirarthā (noun, feminine)
  • niṣprayojanam -
  • niṣprayojana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    niṣprayojana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    niṣprayojanā (noun, feminine)
  • Line 2: “asādhyaṃ viruddhaṃ pakṣābhāsaṃ vivarjayet
  • asādhyam -
  • asādhya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    asādhya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asādhyā (noun, feminine)
    sādh (verb class 4)
    [imperfect active first 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]
  • viruddham -
  • viruddham (indeclinable)
    viruddha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    viruddha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    viruddhā (noun, feminine)
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • pakṣābhāsam -
  • pakṣābhāsa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse vivarjayet
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