nārāyaṇa नारायण

Definition: m. (patronymic fr. n/ara- q.v) the son of the original Man (with whom he is generally associated exempli gratia, 'for example' ;he is identified with brahmā- with viṣṇu- or kṛṣṇa- etc.;the apsaras- urvaśī- is said to have sprung from his thigh ;elsewhere he is regarded as a kaśyapa- or aṅgirasa-, also as chief of the sādhya-s, and with jaina-s as the 8th of the 9 black vāsudeva-s)