Capin, Capi, Cāpī, Cāpin: 11 definitions


Capin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Tamil. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chapi.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Cāpin (चापिन्) refers to “one possessing a bow and arrows”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.6 (“Prayer to Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Brahmā: “O Brahmā, if I am to be proclaimed the emperor of the gods, I do not have the paraphernalia characteristic of my lordship. I do not have a divine chariot and a divine charioteer. I do not possess bows and arrows (cāpin) which accord victory in a battle [dhanurbāṇādikaṃ cāpi saṃgrāme jayakārakam]. If there had been a chariot I could have sat in it and with bow and arrows I could have killed even powerful Asuras, with a resolute determination”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Cāpī (चापी).—a (cāpa) Having a lock--a gun.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

Cāpī (चापी).—a Having a lock-a gun.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cāpin (चापिन्).—a. [cāpo'styasya ini] Armed with a bow. -m.

1) Name of Śiva.

2) The sign of the zodiac Sagittarius.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cāpin (चापिन्).—i. e. cāpa + in, m. An archer, Mahābhārata 12, 10406.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cāpin (चापिन्).—[adjective] armed with a bow.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Cāpin (चापिन्):—[from cāpa] mfn. bow-armed, [Mahābhārata xii, 10406]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Sagittarius, [Horāśāstra]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Cāpi (चापि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āvi.

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Capin in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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