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 26.17 [282]

दत्तं लेख्ये स्वहस्तं तु ऋणिको यदि निह्नते ।
पत्रस्थैः साक्षिभिर्वाच्यो लेखकस्य मतेन वा ॥ १७ [२८२] ॥

dattaṃ lekhye svahastaṃ tu ṛṇiko yadi nihnate |
patrasthaiḥ sākṣibhirvācyo lekhakasya matena vā || 17 [282] ||

The English translation of Katyayana-smriti Verse 26.17 [282] 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 (26.17 [282]). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Datta, Lekhya, Svahasta, Rinika, Yadi, Yad, Patra, Tha, Sakshi, Sakshin, Vaci, Vacya, Lekhaka, Mata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Katyayana-smriti Verse 26.17 [282]). 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: “dattaṃ lekhye svahastaṃ tu ṛṇiko yadi nihnate
  • dattam -
  • datta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    datta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    dattā (noun, feminine)
    (verb class 3)
    [imperative active second dual]
  • lekhye -
  • lekhya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    lekhya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    lekhyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    likh -> lekhya (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √likh class 6 verb], [locative single from √likh]
    likh -> lekhya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √likh class 6 verb], [vocative dual from √likh class 6 verb], [accusative dual from √likh class 6 verb], [locative single from √likh class 6 verb], [nominative dual from √likh], [vocative dual from √likh], [accusative dual from √likh], [locative single from √likh]
    likh -> lekhyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative dual from √likh class 6 verb], [vocative single from √likh class 6 verb], [vocative dual from √likh class 6 verb], [accusative dual from √likh class 6 verb], [nominative dual from √likh], [vocative single from √likh], [vocative dual from √likh], [accusative dual from √likh]
    likh (verb class 0)
    [present passive first single]
  • svahastam -
  • svahasta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • ṛṇiko* -
  • ṛṇika (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • yadi -
  • yadi (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    yadi (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yadi (indeclinable)
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • Cannot analyse nihnate
  • Line 2: “patrasthaiḥ sākṣibhirvācyo lekhakasya matena || 17 [282] |
  • patras -
  • patra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • thaiḥ -
  • tha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    tha (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • sākṣibhir -
  • sākṣi (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    sākṣin (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    sākṣin (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
    sākṣī (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • vācyo* -
  • vācī (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    vācya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    vac -> vācya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √vac]
  • lekhakasya -
  • lekhaka (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    lekhaka (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • matena -
  • mata (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    mata (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    man -> mata (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental single from √man class 4 verb], [instrumental single from √man class 8 verb]
    man -> mata (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental single from √man class 4 verb], [instrumental single from √man class 8 verb]
  • vā* -
  • Cannot analyse 17*28
  • Cannot analyse 282
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