Manusmriti [sanskrit]

by Ganganatha Jha | 1920 | 23,875 words | ISBN-10: 8120811550 | ISBN-13: 9788120811553

This is the Sanskrit text of the Manusmriti, which is a collection of verses dealing with ‘Dharma-Shastra’—the ancient Indian science of Law, Spritual life, Politics and Ethics.. The edition of this text is based on Ganganatha Jha’s translation of the same text.

Verse 4.91

एतद्विदन्तो विद्वांसो ब्राह्मणा ब्रह्मवादिनः ।
न राज्ञः प्रतिगृह्णन्ति प्रेत्य श्रेयोऽभिकाङ्क्षिणः ॥ ९१ ॥

etadvidanto vidvāṃso brāhmaṇā brahmavādinaḥ |
na rājñaḥ pratigṛhṇanti pretya śreyo'bhikāṅkṣiṇaḥ || 91 ||

The Sanskrit text of Verse 4.91 is contained in the book Manusmrti (Sanskrit and English) by Ganganath Jha. 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 (4.91). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Etad, Vidanta, Vidat, Vidvas, Brahmana, Brahmavadin, Brahmavadi, Rajan, Prati, Grihnat, Pretya, Shreyah, Shreyas, Shreya, Abhikankshin,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Verse 4.91). 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: “etadvidanto vidvāṃso brāhmaṇā brahmavādinaḥ
  • etad -
  • etad (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    etad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    etad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • vidanto* -
  • vidanta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    vid -> vidat (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √vid class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √vid class 2 verb]
  • vidvāṃso* -
  • vidvas (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    vid -> vidvas (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √vid class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √vid class 2 verb]
  • brāhmaṇā* -
  • brāhmaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    brāhmaṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • brahmavādinaḥ -
  • brahmavādin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    brahmavādin (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    brahmavādī (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “na rājñaḥ pratigṛhṇanti pretya śreyo'bhikāṅkṣiṇaḥ
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • rājñaḥ -
  • rājan (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • prati -
  • prati (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    prati (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    pratī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    pratī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    pratī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    prati (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • gṛhṇanti -
  • gṛhṇat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    grah -> gṛhṇat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √grah class 9 verb], [vocative plural from √grah class 9 verb], [accusative plural from √grah class 9 verb]
    grah (verb class 9)
    [present active third plural]
  • pretya -
  • pretya (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • śreyo' -
  • śreyaḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    śreyas (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    śreyas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    śrā -> śreya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śrā class 1 verb], [nominative single from √śrā class 2 verb], [nominative single from √śrā class 4 verb]
    śrai -> śreya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śrai class 1 verb], [nominative single from √śrai class 2 verb], [nominative single from √śrai class 4 verb]
    śri -> śreya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śri class 1 verb]
    śrī -> śreya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śrī class 9 verb]
  • abhikāṅkṣiṇaḥ -
  • abhikāṅkṣin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    abhikāṅkṣin (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
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