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kAzyapa

kAzyapa mf({I})n. belonging to Kasyapa , relating to or connected with him (e.g. {kAzyapIdevI} the earth see {kAzyapI} below) (g. {bidAdi}) a patr. fr. Kasyapa (designating an old grammarian and many other persons , including some , whose family-name was unknown many subdivisions of Kasyapa families are known e.g. {urubilvA-k-} , {gayA-k-} , {dazabala-k-} , {nadI-k-} , {mahA-k-} {hasti-k-}) N. of Aruna (the sun) of Vishnu a sort of deer a fish {I}) f. a female descendant of Kasyapa the earth (according to a legend of the Puranas , Parasu-rama , after the destruction of the Kshatriya race and the performance of an Asvamedha sacrifice , presented the sovereignty of the earth to Kasyapa) ({am}) n. N. of different Samans.
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