TEXT 17
loke nāvindata trāṇaṁ
vainyān mṛtyor iva prajāḥ
trastā tadā nivavṛte
hṛdayena vidūyatā
SYNONYMS
loke—within the three worlds; na—not; avindata—could obtain; trāṇam—release; vainyāt—from the hand of the son of King Vena; mṛtyoḥ—from death; iva—like; prajāḥ—men; trastā—being very much afraid; tadā—at that time; nivavṛte—turned back; hṛdayena—within her heart; vidūyatā—very much aggrieved.
TRANSLATION
Just as a man cannot escape the cruel hands of death, the cow-shaped earth could not escape the hands of the son of Vena. At length the earth, fearful, her heart aggrieved, turned back in helplessness.

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