Lesson 16: Sanskrit for Beginners Course


New verse. Parsing.

Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One



  • Parsing codes (pg 73) are important because they're used in dictionary for each word. Hence get into habit of parsing your written Sanskrit words.
    • EG: naraḥ : mas, sing, nom.
  • Majority of session was in group work. No new grammar.


  1. Chant and familiarize with new verse: Standing in Samadhi
  2. Exercises on Pg 76:

    • 3 a-j
    • 4 a-i
    • 5 a (only)
    • 6 a
    • 7 a
    • 8 (only 1-5).


You'll have more questions throughout the course. How to ask? Leave in comments below, so others can also benefit. We'll respond within 48 hours. Only ask specific to this Lesson.


Recorded 8 Nov, 2020



  1. The Flashcards app is really useful Andre. I took a leaf out of your book and created a spreadsheet with a lot of words we have covered in class. I found it useful to put this together because it helped me refresh my memory. If anyone is interested and doesnt have the time, you can access my Google Sheet at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WmIjzwNjeF0s6aNxlOQ3Xk5Llk9aglIz2sPCqHXBNYw/edit?usp=sharing

    Is there a keyboard or app you use to type diacritics/devanagiri on the iPad? I mainly use the online keyboard you shared earlier at https://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/sanskrit_latin.htm and wondering if there is a way to get that experience natively.

  2. Q8.5 page 83 | pl walk through the way the first letter is written (my try जृा ) and how the correct answer is jñāna (my try jāṛna). Thanks

  3. Hi Andre
    I am wondering where i can get the translation for The Dog and the two Sages, it’s not in the recording and there are parts I cannot figure out. Thanks Karla

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