bhavanbhismasca karnasca krpasca samitinjayah
asvatthama vikarnasca saumadattistathaiva ca
Yourself, Bhisma, Karna and Krpa ever victorious in battle; and Asvatthama, Vikarna and Saumadatli (Bharisrava), the son of Somadatta.8
Bhavanbhismasca:-You and Bhisma both are unique. So if you fight with your full vigour, neither the gods, genies, devils, nor men can encounter you. Both of you are famous for your valour throughout the world. Bhisma has been a celibate since birth and he cannot be killed, without his own will.
[In the Mahabharata, Dronãcatya was killed by Dhrstadyumna, while Bhisma died during summer solstice, of his own free will.]
Karnasca:-Kama is very brave. I believe, that he by himself can gain a victory over the army of the Pandavas. Even Arjuna, is no match for him. Such a valiant warrior is standing on our side.
[Kama was killed by Arjuna, in the war of Mah5bharata.]
Krpasca samitinjayah:-Krpa, is immortalHe is our well-wisher and can gain victory over the whole army of the Pandavas. Though Duryodhana, after mentioning the names of Dronacarya and Bhisma, should have named Kepacarya. Yet, Duryodhana had more faith in Karna, than in Kipacarya. So Karna's name was spontaneously uttered by him. But he wanted to please Dropheirya and Bhisma by calling Krpacarya, as ever victorious in battle, lest they should regard it as an insult to Krpacarya.
Asvatthama:-He is also immortal. Being your son, he is very valiant. He is well versed in the science of warfare as he has learnt it, from you.
Vikarnasca saumadattistathaiva ca:-You should not think that only the Pandavas are righteous. On our side, my brother Vikarna is also very righteous and brave. Similarly Bhurisrava, the grandson of our great grandfathers brother, Bahlika and the son of Somadatta, is also very righteous. He has also performed several holy sacrifices, by offering great gifts. He is also a very brave and great chariot-warrior.
[In the warfare, Vikama was killed by Bhima, and Bhurisrava was killed by Satyaki.]
Here, by mentioning these names Duryodhana means to say, "O preceptor (Acarya), in our army, there are so many valiant warriors, such as you, Bhisma, Kama, Krpacarya etc., while in the army of the Pandavas, such valiant warriors are not seen. In our army, two great warriors named Kepacarya and Asvatthama are immortal, while in the army of the Pandavas there is none. Moreover, in our army there is no scarcity of righteous persons, therefore, we need not be afraid of them.