m. of an ancient sage etc., (a descendant of marīci- and author of several hymns of the ṛg-- veda-;he was husband of aditi- and twelve other daughters of dakṣa-;by aditi- he was father of the āditya-s[ seekāśyapeya-] ;and of vivasvat-;and of viṣṇu- in his vāmana avatāra-;by his other twelve wives he was father of demons, nāga-s, reptiles, birds, and all kinds of living things;from the prominent part ascribed to him in creation he is sometimes called prajā-pati-;he is one of the seven great ṛṣi-s and priest of paraśu-rāma- and rāma-candra-;he is supposed by some to be a personification of races inhabiting the Caucasus, the Caspian, Kasmir, etc.)
कश्यपः a. Having black teeth. -पः 1 A tortoise. -2 A sort of fish. -3 A kind of deer. -4 N. of a Ṛiṣi, the husband of Aditi and Diti, and thus the father both of gods and demons, (so called because he drank कश्य 'liquor'; cf. कश्यपस्तस्य पुत्रो$भूत कश्यपानात् स कश्यपः । Mārk. P.) [He was the son of Marīchi, the son of Brahmā. He bears a very important share in the work of creation. According to Māhabhārata
and other accounts, he married Aditi and 12 other daughters of Dakṣa, and begot on Aditi the twelve Ādityas. By his other twelve wives he had a numerous and very diversified progeny : serpents, reptiles, birds, demons, nymphs of the lunar constellation. He was thus the father of gods, demons, men, beasts, birds and reptiles-in fact of all living beings. He is therefore often called Prajāpati]. -Comp. -नन्दनः an epithet of Garuḍa.
Is the name of a sage who is mentioned only once in the Rigveda, but is a common figure in the later Samhitās. He is always of a mythical character, as belonging to the distant past. According to the Aitareya Brāhmana, he anointed King Viśvakarman Bhauvana, and in the Upanisads he is mentioned as a Rsi. The Kaśyapas appear in connexion with Janam- ejaya in the Aitareya Brāhmana.
noun (masculine) a class of semidivine genii connected with or regulating the course of the sun (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a kind of deer (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a patronymic from Kaśyapa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a sort of fish (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a mythical ṣi (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of an ancient sage (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the author of a Dharmaśāstra called Kaśyahllarasaṃhitā (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the constellation Cancer (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the descendants of Kaśyapa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
tortoise (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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