Sanskrit quote nr. 985 (Maha-subhashita-samgraha)

Sanskrit text:

अद्याप्यशोकनवपल्लवरक्तहस्तां मुक्ताफलप्रचयचुम्बितचूचुकाग्राम् ।
अन्तःस्मितोच्छ्वसितपाण्डुरगण्डभित्तिं तां वल्लभामलसहंसगतिं स्मरामि ॥

adyāpyaśokanavapallavaraktahastāṃ muktāphalapracayacumbitacūcukāgrām |
antaḥsmitocchvasitapāṇḍuragaṇḍabhittiṃ tāṃ vallabhāmalasahaṃsagatiṃ smarāmi ||

Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Glossary of terms
  3. Analysis of Sanskrit grammar
  4. About the Mahāsubhāṣitasaṃgraha

Presented above is a Sanskrit aphorism, also known as a subhāṣita, which is at the very least, a literary piece of art. This page provides critical research material such as an anlaysis on the poetic meter used, an English translation, a glossary explaining technical terms, and a list of resources including print editions and digital links.

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: Consider this as an approximate extraction of glossary words based on an experimental segmentation of the Sanskrit verse. Some could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned.

Lava (लव): defined in 9 categories.
Rakta (रक्त): defined in 9 categories.
Hasta (hastā, हस्ता): defined in 13 categories.
Muktaphala (muktāphala, मुक्ताफल): defined in 4 categories.
Pracaya (प्रचय): defined in 1 categories.
Cumbita (चुम्बित): defined in 3 categories.
Ucchvasita (उच्छ्वसित): defined in 1 categories.
Pandura (pāṇḍura, पाण्डुर): defined in 5 categories.
Gandabhitti (gaṇḍabhitti, गण्डभित्ति): defined in 1 categories.
Ta (tā, ता): defined in 6 categories.
Vallabha (vallabhā, वल्लभा): defined in 6 categories.
Alasa (अलस): defined in 5 categories.
Hamsagati (haṃsagati, हंसगति): defined in 3 categories.

Defined according to the following glossaries/dictionaries: Hinduism, Jainism, Sanskrit, Pali, Purana (epic history), Ayurveda (science of life), Katha (narrative stories), Dharmashastra (religious law), Marathi, Shilpashastra (iconography), Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy), Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar), Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy), Vastushastra (architecture), Yoga (school of philosophy), Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology), Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism), India history, Buddhism, Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy), Theravada (major branch of Buddhism), Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit verse. 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: “adyāpyaśokanavapallavaraktahastāṃ muktāphalapracayacumbitacūcukāgrām”
  • adyāpya -
  • adyāpi (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
  • aśokan -
  • śuk (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    aśokan (imperfect active third plural)
  • avapal -
  • vap (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    avapat (imperfect active third single)
    vap (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    avapat (imperfect active third single)
  • lava -
  • lava (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    lava (vocative single)
    lava (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    lava (vocative single)
    lo (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    lava (compound)
  • rakta -
  • rakta (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    rakta (vocative single)
    rakta (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    rakta (vocative single)
    rag -> rakta (participle, masculine); (1 der.)
    rakta (vocative single), from √rag (class 1 verb)
    rag -> rakta (participle, neuter); (1 der.)
    rakta (vocative single), from √rag (class 1 verb)
    raj -> rakta (participle, masculine); (2 der.)
    rakta (vocative single), from √raj (class 1 verb)
    rakta (vocative single), from √raj (class 4 verb)
    raj -> rakta (participle, neuter); (2 der.)
    rakta (vocative single), from √raj (class 1 verb)
    rakta (vocative single), from √raj (class 4 verb)
    rañj -> rakta (participle, masculine); (2 der.)
    rakta (vocative single), from √rañj (class 1 verb)
    rakta (vocative single), from √rañj (class 4 verb)
    rañj -> rakta (participle, neuter); (2 der.)
    rakta (vocative single), from √rañj (class 1 verb)
    rakta (vocative single), from √rañj (class 4 verb)
  • hastām -
  • hastā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    hastām (accusative single)
  • muktāphala -
  • muktāphala (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    muktāphala (vocative single)
    muktāphala (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    muktāphala (vocative single)
  • pracaya -
  • pracaya (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    pracaya (vocative single)
  • cumbita -
  • cumbita (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    cumbita (vocative single)
    cumbita (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    cumbita (vocative single)
  • cūcukāgrā -
  • cūcukāgra (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    cūcukāgra (vocative single)
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    am (adverb)
    am (accusative single)
    ā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    am (adverb)
    e (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    am (accusative single)
  • Line 2: “antaḥsmitocchvasitapāṇḍuragaṇḍabhittiṃ tāṃ vallabhāmalasahaṃsagatiṃ smarāmi”
  • antaḥsmito -
  • antaḥsmita (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    antaḥsmita (vocative single)
  • ucchvasita -
  • ucchvasita (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ucchvasita (vocative single)
    ucchvasita (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ucchvasita (vocative single)
  • pāṇḍura -
  • pāṇḍura (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    pāṇḍura (vocative single)
    pāṇḍura (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    pāṇḍura (vocative single)
  • gaṇḍabhittim -
  • gaṇḍabhitti (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    gaṇḍabhittim (accusative single)
  • tām -
  • (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    tām (accusative single)
    (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    tām (accusative single)
    tām (accusative single)
  • vallabhām -
  • vallabhā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    vallabhām (accusative single)
  • alasa -
  • alasa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    alasa (vocative single)
    alasa (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    alasa (vocative single)
  • haṃsagatim -
  • haṃsagati (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    haṃsagatim (accusative single)
    haṃsagati (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    haṃsagatim (accusative single)
  • smarāmi -
  • smṛ (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    smarāmi (present active first single)

About the Mahāsubhāṣitasaṃgraha

This quote is included within the Mahāsubhāṣitasaṃgraha (महासुभाषितसंग्रह, maha-subhashita-samgraha / subhasita-sangraha), which is a compendium of Sanskrit aphorisms (subhāṣita), collected from various sources. Subhāṣita is a genre of Sanskrit literature, exposing the vast and rich cultural heritage of ancient India.

It has serial number 985 and can be found on page . (read on archive.org)

Sanskrit is the oldest living language and bears testimony to the intellectual past of ancient India. Three major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism) share this language, which is used for many of their holy books. Besides religious manuscripts, much of India’s ancient culture has been preserved in Sanskrit, covering topics such as Architecture, Music, Botany, Surgery, Ethics, Philosophy, Dance and much more.

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