TEXT 28
syamam sadapivya-vayo-'nga-laksmya
strinam mano-jnam rucira-smitena
pratyutthitas te munayah svasanebhyas
tal-laksana-jna api gudha-varcasam
SYNONYMS
syamam—blackish; sada—always; apivya—excessively; vayah—age; anga—symptoms; laksmya—by the opulence of; strinam—of the fair sex; manah-jnam—attractive; rucira—beautiful; smitena—smiling; pratyutthitah—stood up; te—all of them; munayah—the great sages; sva—own; asanebhyah—from the seats; tat—those; laksana-jnah—expert in the art of physiognomy; api—even; gudha-varcasam—covered glories.
TRANSLATION
He was blackish and very beautiful due to his youth. Because of the glamor of his body and his attractive smiles, he was pleasing to women. Though he tried to cover his natural glories, the great sages present there were all expert in the art of physiognomy, and so they honored him by rising from their seats.

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