Kapilashva, Kapilāśva, Kapila-ashva: 9 definitions



Kapilashva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Kapilāśva can be transliterated into English as Kapilasva or Kapilashva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Kapilāśva (कपिलाश्व):—One of the three remaining sons of Kuvalayāśva (son of Bṛhadaśva). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.23-24)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kapilāśva (कपिलाश्व).—Son of a King called Kuvalāśva. A sage named Dhandhu destroyed him. (Śloka, 40 Chapter 204, Vana Parva)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kapilāśva (कपिलाश्व).—A son of Kuvalayāśva, who survived the fire from Dhundhu's mouth.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 6. 23-4; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 63; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 32.

1b) One of the three sons of Dhundhumāra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 61; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 42.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kapilāśva (कपिलाश्व).—an epithet of Indra.

Derivable forms: kapilāśvaḥ (कपिलाश्वः).

Kapilāśva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kapila and aśva (अश्व).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kapilāśva (कपिलाश्व).—m.

(-śvaḥ) A title of the god Indra. E. kapila tawny, and aśva horse; such being the colour of Indra'S steed.

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

1) Kapilāśva (कपिलाश्व):—[from kapila > kapi] m. ‘having brown horses’, Name of Indra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa etc.]

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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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