Kapisha, aka: Kapiśa, Kapiśā, Kāpiśa; 5 Definition(s)
Kapisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 terms Kapiśa and Kapiśā and Kāpiśa can be transliterated into English as Kapisa or Kapisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Kapiśa (कपिश).—A son of Danu.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 6. 17.
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.
Kapiśa (कपिश) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—It is the river Suvarṇarekhā in Singbhūm and Orissa. In the Raghuvaṃśa of Kālidāsa (IV. 38) also admitted it. The source of the river is said to be the Rkṣāparvata.Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
India history and geogprahy
Kapiśā (कपिशा) (Prakrit Kavisa) is mentioned in Maniklala Bronze Casket inscription. It is identical with Kapis, situated ten miles west of Opian on the declivity of the Hindukush. Ptolemy placed Kapiśā 2½ degrees southwards from Kabul. According to Lassen, it is the valley of Gurbad rivers. Julian supposed the district (of Kapiśā) to have occupied the Panjshir and Tagao valleys in the northern borders of Kohistan. According to Hiuen-tsang, the country of Kapiśā was ten li in circuit.Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
kapiśa (कपिश).—a S Of a dark brown color.
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kapiśa (कपिश).—m S Styrax or coarse Benzoin.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Kapiśa (कपिश).—a. [kapi-matvarthe śa]
1) Brown, reddish brown.
2) Reddish; (chāyāḥ) संध्यापयोदकपिशाः पिशिताशनानाम् (saṃdhyāpayodakapiśāḥ piśitāśanānām) Ś.3.26; तोये काञ्चनपद्मरेणुकपिशे (toye kāñcanapadmareṇukapiśe) 7.12; V.2.7; Me.21; R.12.28.
-śaḥ 1 The brown colour.
2) A compound of red and black colour.
3) Storax or coarse benzoin.
4) A kind of arrow. न सूचीकपिशो नैव न गवास्थिर्गजास्थिजः (na sūcīkapiśo naiva na gavāsthirgajāsthijaḥ) (इषुः (iṣuḥ)] Mb.3.189.12.
-śā 1 The Mādhavī creeper.
2) Name of a river,
-śā, -śī, -śam A spirit, a kind of rum.
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Kāpiśa (कापिश).—A spirituous liquor.
Derivable forms: kāpiśam (कापिशम्).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter 34 - Country of Kia-pi-shi (Kapiśa or Kapisha) < [Book I - Thirty-Four Countries]
Chapter 23 - Country of Fa-la-na (Varana or Varnu) < [Book XI - Twenty-three Countries]
Chapter 19 - Country of Lan-po (Lamghan) < [Book II - Three Countries]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 3 - The journey of the Buddha to the north-west of India < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
Part 4 - Story of the complete gift of the painter Karṇa < [Chapter XIX - The Characteristics of Generosity]
Appendix 1 - The legend of Śāriputra and his teacher Sañjaya < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
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