तस्य भार्या कुचैलस्य क्षुत्क्षामा च तथाविधा ॥ ७ ॥
tasya bhāryā ku-cailasya
kṣut-kṣāmā ca tathā-vidhā
Living as a householder, he maintained himself with whatever came of its own accord. The wife of that poorly dressed brāhmaṇa suffered along with him and was emaciated from hunger.
Sudāmā’s chaste wife was also poorly dressed, and whatever food she obtained she gave to her husband. Thus she remained fatigued from hunger.