Kapi, Kāpi, Kāpī: 20 definitions
Kapi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Kapi (कपि) is the name of a mountain situated at lake Mānasa and mount Gandhamādana, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 75. The Gandhamādana mountain lies on the eastern side of mount Meru, which is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Kāpī (कापी).—A river. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 24).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Kapi (कपि).—Asura (?) vanquished by Kṛṣṇa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 34.
1c) Had two sons Pisācas Aja and Śaṇḍa, who were Kūṣmāṇḍas in the previous birth; their line described.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 74-88.
1d) A god of Sukarmaṇa group.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 88.
1e) A sage of the Tāmasa epoch.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 15.
1f) A son of Raivata Manu.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 21.
1g) A rājaṛṣi becoming a Brāhmaṇa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 115.
1h) A son of Viśālā.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 163.
1i) A son of Durukṣaya, became a Brāhmaṇa (matsya p. speaks of three branches of Kavi Brāhmaṇas).*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 25, 26.
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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Prācyā: Animals and animal products as reflected in Smṛti texts
Kapi (कपि) refers to the animal “Nilgiri Langur” (Presbytis johni).—The Smṛtis mention several domestic as well as wild animals that are enumerated in context of specifying expiation for killing them, the flesh being used as a dietary article to give satisfaction to the Manes (Pitṛs) in Śrāddha rites, the law of transmigration due to various sins committed as well as in the context of specifying gifts to be given on various occasions. These animals [viz., Kapi] are chiefly mentioned in the Manusmṛti, Parāśarasmṛti [Chap.6], Gautamasmṛti [17.2 and 15.1], Śātātapasmṛti [II.45-54], Uśānasmṛti [IX.7-9; IX.12-13], Yājñavalkyasmṛti [I.170-171; I.175; I.258- 260], Viṣṇusmṛti [51.3;51.6;51.26;51.33;80.3-14], Uttarāṅgirasasmṛti [X.15-17], Prajāpatismṛti [Śrāddhatyājyavastuvarṇanam. 138-143], 9 Kāśyapasmṛti [Section on Prāyaścittavarṇanam], Vṛddha Hārītasmṛti [6.253-255] and Kātyāyanasmṛti [27.11].
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study
Kapi (कपि) refers to the Nilgiri Langur (Presbytis Johni), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Son of Kotuhalaka and his wife Kali. When his parents fled from Ajitarattha to Kosambi from fear of the plague, they, being starved, found it very difficult to carry the child. Seven times the father tried to abandon the child, but the mother prevented him. DhA.i.169f
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kapi : (m.) monkey.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kapi, (Sk. kapi, original designation of a brownish colour, cp. kapila & kapota) a monkey (frequent in similes) Sn. 791; Th. 1, 1080; J. I, 170; III, 148, cp. kavi.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kapi (कपि).—m (S) An ape or a monkey. 2 Applied fig. to some elderly, experienced, leading person of an assembly; or to one long conversant with any business or work.
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kapī (कपी).—f A patch. 2 A pulley-block. 3 A piece cut out of a melon or gourd to declare its quality.
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kapi (कपि).—m A tribe of Brahmans, or an individual of it.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kapi (कपि).—m An ape or a monkey. One long conversant with any business or work.
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kapī (कपी) [-ppī, -प्पी].—f A patch; a pulley-block.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kapi (कपि).—[kap-in nalopaḥ; Uṇ.4.143.]
1) An ape, a monkey; कपेरत्रासिषुर्नादात् (kaperatrāsiṣurnādāt) Bk.9.11.
2) An elephant.
3) A species of Karañja.
4) Incense, storax or impure benzoin (śilārasa).
5) The sun.
6) Name of Viṣṇu.
-pī A female monkey.
Derivable forms: kapiḥ (कपिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-piḥ) 1. An ape or monkey. 2. The monkey Hanuman. 3. A title of Vishnu or Krishna. 4. Incense, storax or impure benzoin. 5. Emblic myrobalan, (Phyllanthus emblica.) 6. A kind of Bonduc or Bonducella. E. kapi to tremble, i Unadi affix, the nasal rejected.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kapi (कपि).—i. e. kamp + i, m. 1. A monkey, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 154. A name of Viṣṇu, Mahābhārata 13, 7045.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kapi (कपि).—[masculine] ape.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kapi (कपि):—m. (√kamp, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 143]), an ape, monkey, [Ṛg-veda x, 86, 5; Atharva-veda; Manu-smṛti; Suśruta] etc.
2) an elephant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) Emblica Officinalis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) a species of Karañja, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) Olibanum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) Name of Viṣṇu or Kṛṣṇa, [Mahābhārata xiii, 7045]
8) Name of several men
9) m. [plural] Name of a school
10) f(i, ī). a female ape, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
11) mfn. brown [commentator or commentary] on [Uṇādi-sūtra];
12) cf. [Greek] κήπος κεῖπος κήβος; Old [German] affo; [Anglo-Saxon] apa; [English] ape.
13) Kāpī (कापी):—f. a [patronymic] [from] kāpya
14) Name of a river, [Mahābhārata vi, 9, 24; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kapi (कपि):—(piḥ) 2. m. An ape or monkey; incense; myrobalan.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Kapi (कपि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kai.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
1) Kapi (कपि):—(nm) a monkey.
2) Kāpī (कापी):—[[kāṃpī]] (nf) an exercise book; a copy ; ~[rāiṭa] copyright.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 3: War between the Rākṣasas and Vānaras < [Chapter VII - The killing of Rāvaṇa]
Part 5: Search for Sītā < [Chapter VI - Bringing news of Sītā]
Part 5: Negotiations < [Chapter VII - The killing of Rāvaṇa]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)
Section V - The Line of Teachers < [Chapter VI]
Section VII - Yajnavalkya and Uddalaka < [Chapter III]
Section III - Yajnavalkya and Bhujyu < [Chapter III]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.313 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Verse 2.3.65 < [Part 3 - Involuntary Ecstatic Expressions (sattvika-bhāva)]
Verse 2.1.320 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.5.21 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
Verse 1.4.51 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
Verse 2.2.59 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)