Kashya, Kaśya, Kāśya, Kāśyā: 16 definitions


Kashya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Kaśya and Kāśya and Kāśyā can be transliterated into English as Kasya or Kashya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Purāṇas

Kaśya (कश्य) refers to a kind of spirituous liquor, according to the Vāyu-purāṇa.

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Kāśya (काश्य):—Son of Suhotra (son of Kṣatravṛddha). He had a son called Kāśi. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.1-3)

2) Kāśya (काश्य):—One of the four sons of Syenajit (son of Viśada). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.23)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kāśya (काश्य).—A famous King of Kāśī; father of Ambā, Ambikā and Ambālikā. He was also called Krodhavaśa. According to Chapter 171 of Udyoga Parva, Kaśya’s real name was Senābindu.

2) Kāśya (काश्य).—One of the great sages who visited Bhīṣma on his bed of arrows. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 47, Verse 10).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kāśya (काश्य).—A son of Suhotra, and father of Kāśī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 3-4.

1b) A son of Senājit.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 23; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 36.

1c) A Kṣatriya who became a dvija.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 87.

2) Kāśyā (काश्या).—A daughter of Supārśva and wife of Sāmba; had five sons.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 47. 24.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kāśya (काश्य) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.84) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kāśya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Kaśya (कश्य) refers to a type of intoxicating liquor, according to the Vāyupurāṇa 65.116, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Aṣṭāṅgasaṅgraha is of the opinion that intoxicating drinks were generally prepared from grapes, sugarcane, honey and rice. The Vāyupurāṇa mentions another intoxicating liquor called as kaśya. Perhaps this has been a variety of liqour made in the region of Kāśi.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kāsya (कास्य).—n Bell-metal. Queen's metal or any amalgam of zinc and copper.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaśya (कश्य).—a. [kaśāmarhati, kaśā-yat] Fit to be whipped or flogged.

-śyam 1 Spirituous liquor.

2) A horse's flank.

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Kāśya (काश्य).—Spirituous liquor.

Derivable forms: kāśyam (काश्यम्).

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

Kaśya (कश्य).—mfn.

(-śyaḥ-śyā-śyaṃ) Deserving a whipping. n.

(-śyaṃ) 1. Spirituous liquor. 2. A horse’s flank. E. kaś to beat, yat aff.

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Kāśya (काश्य).—n.

(-śyaṃ) Spirituous liquor. kāśyapa m.

(-paḥ) 1. The name of a saint; also called Kanada, the son of Kasyaba. 2. A name of Aruna: see the next. 3. A sort of deer. 4. A tribe or Brahmans pretending to descend from Kasyapa. E. kaśyapa a saint, and aṇ affix of descent. n.

(-paṃ) Flesh. E. kāśya spirituous liquor, and pa from to drink or cherish.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kāśya (काश्य).—i. e. kāśi + ya, adj., and f. . 1. Belonging to the Kāśis; a king of the Kāśis, Mahābhārata 1, 4128. 2. f. A daughter of the king of the Kāśis, Mahābhārata 1, 3829.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kāśya (काश्य).—[masculine] ā [feminine] king & queen of the Kāśi.

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

1) Kaśya (कश्य):—[from kaś] a mfn. ([gana] daṇḍādi) deserving the whip, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a horse’s flank, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a spirituous liquor (cf. kāśya), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) b See √kaś.

5) Kāśya (काश्य):—[from kāś] 1. kāśya m. ‘belonging to the Kāśis, ruling over the Kāśis’, a king of Kāśi (as Dhṛtarāṣṭra, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiii]; or Ajāta-śatru, [ib. xiv]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a king (the father of Kāśyapa and ancestor of Kāśi-rāja Dhanvantari, [Harivaṃśa 1521]; the son of Suhotra cf. kāśa [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 17, 3]; the son of Senā-jit, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 21, 23; Viṣṇu-purāṇa])

7) Kāśyā (काश्या):—[from kāśya > kāś] f. ([Gaṇaratna-mahodadhi 37] [commentator or commentary]) a princess of Kāśi, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

8) Kāśya (काश्य):—2. kāśya n. = kaśya, a spirituous liquor, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kaśya (कश्य):—(śyaṃ) 1. n. Spirituous liquor; a horse’s flank. a. Deserving a whipping or flogging.

2) Kāśya (काश्य):—(śyaṃ) 1. n. Spirituous liquor.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kashya in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaśya (ಕಶ್ಯ):—[adjective] that deserves to be lashed at; fit to be flogged, whipped.

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Kaśya (ಕಶ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the waist of a horse.

2) [noun] an alcoholic (esp. distilled) drink; a liquor.

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Kāśya (ಕಾಶ್ಯ):—[noun] brightness; splendour.

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Kāśya (ಕಾಶ್ಯ):—[noun] a liquid substance distilled or fermented alcoholic beverage.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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