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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kapilam (கபிலம்) noun < kapila.

1. Tawny, dim colour; dinginess, dustiness, brown; புகர் நிறம். (திவா.) [pugar niram. (thiva.)]

2. Name of a secondary Purāṇa. See காபிலம். [kapilam.] (W.)

3. See கபிலப்பொடி. [kapilappodi.]

4. King-crow. See கரிக்குருவி. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [karikkuruvi. (pingalagandu)]

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Kāpilam (காபிலம்) noun < kāpila.

1. Sāṅkhya, one of the Indian systems of philosophy whose founder or the earliest systematic exponent was Kapila; கபிலர் மதமான சாங்கியம். காபிலப் பொருளென் றுரைசெயு நூலின் [kapilar mathamana sangiyam. kapilap porulen ruraiseyu nulin] (பிரபோதசந்திரோதயம் [pirapothasandirothayam] 11, 6).

2. A kind of bath which consists in wiping the body clean from head to foot with a wet cloth and which is generally resorted to by persons who are not in a position to take a bath; தலை தொடங்கிக் காலளவும் ஈரத்துணியால் உடம்பைத் துடைத்துக் கொள்ளுகையாகிய ஸ்நானவகை. [thalai thodangig kalalavum irathuniyal udambaith thudaithug kollugaiyagiya snanavagai.] (சைவசமய நெறி பொது. [saivasamaya neri pothu.] 55.)

3. Ghee from a brown cow; கபிலப் பசுவின் நெய். திருவிளக்கைக் காபிலத்தா னிகழ்த்து கவே [kapilap pasuvin ney. thiruvilakkaig kapilatha nigazhthu kave] (சிவதருமோத்தரம் திவஞானதா. [sivatharumotharam thivagnanatha.] 24).

4. A secondary Purāṇa, one of 18 upa-purāṇam, q.v.; ஓர் உப புராணம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [or upa puranam. (pingalagandu)]

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