Kapisha, Kapiśa, Kapiśā, Kāpiśa: 9 definitions
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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)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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.
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 geogprahySource: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
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.
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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kapiśa (कपिश).—a S Of a dark brown color.
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kapiśa (कपिश).—m S Styrax or coarse Benzoin.
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-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-śaḥ-śā-śaṃ) Brown, of a brown colour. m.
(-śaḥ) 1. Brown, (the colour,) a compound of black and yellow. 2. Incense, storax or coarse benzoin. f. (-śī) A spirit, a sort of rum. f.
(-śā) The mother of the demons called Pisachas. E. kapi an ape, and śa affix; of the colour of an ape.
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(-śaṃ) A spirituous liquor, wine. f. (-śī) A country. E. kapiśa brown, and aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kapiśa (कपिश).—[kapi + śa], adj. Reddish, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 75; brown, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 26; [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 21.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kapiśa (कपिश).—[adjective] brown, reddish.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kapiśa (कपिश):—[from kapi] mf(ā)n. ‘ape-coloured’, brown, reddish-brown, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. brown or reddish colour
3) [v.s. ...] incense, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] f(ā, ī). a spirit, sort of rum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) Kapiśā (कपिशा):—[from kapiśa > kapi] f. Name of the mother of the Piśācas, [Horace H. Wilson]
8) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Raghuvaṃśa iv, 38]
9) Kapiśa (कपिश):—[from kapi] n. a sort of rum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) Kāpiśa (कापिश):—n. ([from] kapiśa), a kind of spirituous liquor, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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]
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Appendix 1 - The legend of Śāriputra and his teacher Sañjaya < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
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