The Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 2.34
The Yoga of Understanding
Besides, men will recount your unalterable dishonor;
And for one who has been held in honor,
Dishonor is worse than death.
akīrtim cāpi bhūtāni
and disgrace also people
kathayiṣyanti te ‘vyayām
they will relate of thee, forever,
and for the honored, disgrace
than dying it is worse.
And also people will relate
Your undying infamy;
And, for one who has been honored,
Disgrace is worse than dying.
akīrtim (f. acc. sg.), disgrace, absence of glory, infamy.
bhūtāni (n. nom. sg.), beings, people.
kathayiṣyanti (3rd pI. fut. act. √kath), they will relate, they will tell how it was.
te (gen. sg.), of thee.
avyayām (f. acc. sg.), eternal, undying.
sambhāvitasya (m. gen. sg. p. pass. causative participle sam √bhū) , of the honored, of the famous, of the esteemed.
akīrtis (f. nom. sg.), disgrace, infamy.
maranāt (n. abI. sg.), than dying, from dying.
atiricyate (3rd sg. pr. indic. mid. ati √ric), it exceeds, it surpasses.