TEXT 16
yadāsīt tad api nyūnaṁ
tenānyad api sandadhe
tad api dvy-aṅgulaṁ nyūnaṁ
yad yad ādatta bandhanam
SYNONYMS
yadā—when; āsīt—became; tat api—even the new rope that had been joined; nyūnam—still short; tena—then, with the second rope; anyat api—another rope also; sandadhe—she joined; tat api—that also; dvi-aṅgulam—by a measurement of two fingers; nyūnam—remained short; yat yat ādatta—in this way, one after another, whatever ropes she joined; bandhanam—for binding Kṛṣṇa.
TRANSLATION
This new rope also was short by a measurement of two fingers, and when another rope was joined to it, it was still two fingers too short. As many ropes as she joined, all of them failed; their shortness could not be overcome.

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