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CC Madhya 20.86

Text

sei kahe, — “rahasya kara prāmāṇika hañā?
bahu-mūlya bhoṭa dibā kena kāṅthā lañā?”

Synonyms

sei kahe — he said; rahasya — joking; kara — you do; prāmāṇika hañā — although being a man of authority; bahu-mūlya — very valuable; bhoṭa — woolen blanket; dibā — you would give; kena — why; kāṅthā lañā — taking this quilt.

Translation

The mendicant replied, “Sir, you are a respectable gentleman. Why are you joking with me? Why would you trade your valuable blanket for my torn quilt?”