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 5.22

यज्ञार्थं ब्राह्मणैर्वध्याः प्रशस्ता मृगपक्षिणः ।
भृत्यानां चैव वृत्त्यर्थमगस्त्यो ह्याचरत्पुरा ॥ २२ ॥

yajñārthaṃ brāhmaṇairvadhyāḥ praśastā mṛgapakṣiṇaḥ |
bhṛtyānāṃ caiva vṛttyarthamagastyo hyācaratpurā || 22 ||

The Sanskrit text of Verse 5.22 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 (5.22). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Yajna, Artha, Brahmana, Vadhya, Prashasta, Mrigapakshin, Mrigapakshi, Bhritya, Vrittyartham,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Verse 5.22). 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: “yajñārthaṃ brāhmaṇairvadhyāḥ praśastā mṛgapakṣiṇaḥ
  • yajñā -
  • yajña (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • artham -
  • artha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    artha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • brāhmaṇair -
  • brāhmaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    brāhmaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • vadhyāḥ -
  • vadhya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    vadhyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • praśastā* -
  • praśasta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    praśastā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • mṛgapakṣiṇaḥ -
  • mṛgapakṣin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    mṛgapakṣī (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “bhṛtyānāṃ caiva vṛttyarthamagastyo hyācaratpurā
  • bhṛtyānām -
  • bhṛtya (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    bhṛtya (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    bhṛtyā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • cai -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • vṛttyartham -
  • vṛttyartham (indeclinable)
  • agastyo* -
  • Cannot analyse hyācaratpurā
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