सर्वे कार्यं कुर्वन्ति (Everyone Works)

अद्य शनिवासरे आवयोः अपत्यानि कार्यं कुर्वन्ति किन्तु आवां गृहे एव स्वः। अद्य मन्दिरे जलपानापणः आयोजितः तत्र अहं मीता च सहायं कर्तुम् अगच्छाव तस्मात् आवां सर्वथा अकर्मकरौ नास्व।

२०१०-०४-२४ शनिवासरः (2010-04-24 Saturday)

2 thoughts on “सर्वे कार्यं कुर्वन्ति (Everyone Works)

  1. An attempt at English translation:

    अद्य शनिवासरे आवयोः अपत्यानि कार्यं कुर्वन्ति किन्तु आवां गृहे एव स्वः।
    (Not confident): Today is Saturday and we would do our work, but both of us just stayed home.

    अद्य मन्दिरे जलपानापणः आयोजितः
    Today a food stall was organized in the temple

    तत्र अहं मीता च सहायं कर्तुम् अगच्छाव
    There I and Meeta (name) went to help

    तस्मात् आवां सर्वथा अकर्मकरौ नास्व।
    Therefore both of us were never able to do anything (-else).

    Points of confusion here:
    1) What does “अपत्यानि” mean? What’s the break-up of this word?
    2) Doesn’t स्व: mean self? Or is it used as “were” in this sentence?
    3) सहायं means “to help” (as in सहायता), or “with” (as in सह)?
    4) What does नास्व mean? Break-up of this word?

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    1. अद्य शनिवासरे आवयोः अपत्यानि कार्यं कुर्वन्ति किन्तु आवां गृहे एव स्वः।
      (Not confident): Today is Saturday and we would do our work, but both of us just stayed home.

      Today on a Saturday our children are working but we two are at home.

      अद्य मन्दिरे जलपानापणः आयोजितः
      Today a food stall was organized in the temple

      तत्र अहं मीता च सहायं कर्तुम् अगच्छाव
      There I and Meeta (name) went to help

      तस्मात् आवां सर्वथा अकर्मकरौ नास्व।
      Therefore both of us were never able to do anything (-else).

      Therefore we were not totally without work.
      Points of confusion here:
      1) What does “अपत्यानि” mean? What’s the break-up of this word?
      Children.
      2) Doesn’t स्व: mean self? Or is it used as “were” in this sentence?
      3) सहायं means “to help” (as in सहायता), or “with” (as in सह)?
      4) What does नास्व mean? Break-up of this word?
      na + asva.

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