terache paḍila thāli,--māthā kāṭi' gela
mūrcchita hañā ācārya bhūmite paḍila
terache—at an angle; paḍila—fell down; thāli—the plate; māthā—the head; kāṭi'-cutting; gela—went; mūrcchita—unconscious; hañā—becoming; ācārya—the teacher; bhūmite—on the ground; paḍila—fell down.
The plate was made of metal, and when its edge hit the head of the teacher, it cut him, and the teacher immediately fell to the ground unconscious.
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