nisamya tad vacas tasya
hotur vyatikramam jnatva
nisamya—after hearing; tat vacah—those words; tasya—of him (Manu); bhagavan—the most powerful; prapitamahah—the great-grandfather Vasistha; hotuh vyatikramam—discrepancy on the part of the hota priest; jnatva—understanding; babhase—spoke; ravi-nandanam—unto Vaivasvata Manu, son of the sun-god.
The most powerful great-grandfather Vasistha, after hearing these words of Manu, understood the discrepancy on the part of the priest. Thus he spoke as follows to the son of the sun-god.
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