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 29.17 [355]

लेखकः प्राङ्विवाकश्च सभ्याश्चैवानुपूर्वशः ।
नृपे पश्यति यत्कार्यं साक्षिणः समुदाहृताः ॥ १७ [३५५] ॥

lekhakaḥ prāṅvivākaśca sabhyāścaivānupūrvaśaḥ |
nṛpe paśyati yatkāryaṃ sākṣiṇaḥ samudāhṛtāḥ || 17 [355] ||

The English translation of Katyayana-smriti Verse 29.17 [355] 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 (29.17 [355]). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Lekhaka, Pran, Pranc, Vivaka, Sabhya, Anupurvashah, Nripa, Pashyat, Yatkaryam, Sakshin, Sakshi, Samudahrita,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

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  • Line 1: “lekhakaḥ prāṅvivākaśca sabhyāścaivānupūrvaśaḥ
  • lekhakaḥ -
  • lekhaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • prāṅ -
  • prāṅ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    prāñc (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    prāñc (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • vivākaś -
  • vivāka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sabhyāś -
  • sabhya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    sabhyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • cai -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aivā -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • anupūrvaśaḥ -
  • anupūrvaśaḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • Line 2: “nṛpe paśyati yatkāryaṃ sākṣiṇaḥ samudāhṛtāḥ
  • nṛpe -
  • nṛpa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • paśyati -
  • paśyat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    paśyat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • yatkāryam -
  • yatkāryam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • sākṣiṇaḥ -
  • sākṣin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    sākṣin (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    sākṣī (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • samudāhṛtāḥ -
  • samudāhṛta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    samudāhṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
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