1.35 EthAn hanthumichchAmi

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SlOkam – Original

EthAnna hanthumichchAmi gnathOpi madhusUdhana |
api thrailOkyarAjyasya hEthO: kinnu mahIkruthE ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

madhusUdhana – Oh madhusUdhana (killer of demon madhu)!
gnatha: api – even if they set out to kill (us)
EthAn – them
hanthum na ichchAmi – I don’t desire to kill them
thrai lOkyarAjyasya api hEthO: –  even to rule the three worlds
kim nu mahIkruthE – why killing them for the earth alone

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

Oh madhusUdhana! even if they set out to kill us, I will not kill them. When I don’t desire to kill them even to rule over the three worlds, what to speak of killing them for the earth alone?

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

Madhusūdana1! I would rather that I were killed than that I should desire to kill these, even if all the three worlds were to be my reward;- let the earth alone.

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  1. The 74th name of God. One etymology is “Madhur-indriya nāmā sa tato madhu-Nishūdanaḥ.

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