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Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 4)
agasti, m. (according to Uṇ. iv, 179 fr. 2. a-ga, a mountain, and asti, thrower, 2. as). N. of a ṛishi (author of several Vedic hymns; said to have been the son of both Mitra and Varuṇa by Urvaśī; to have been born in a water-jar; to have been of short stature; to have swallowed the ocean, and compelled the Vindhya mountains to prostrate themselves before him; to have conquered and civilized the South; to have written on medicine, &c.); the star Canopus (of which Agastya is the regent, said to be the 'cleanser of water', because of turbid waters becoming clean at its rising, Ragh. xiii, 36); Agasti Grandiflora, Suśr. [also -dru, f., L.]; (ayas), m. pl. the descendants of Agastya; (ī), f. a female descendant of Agastya, Pāṇ. 6-4, 149, Sch.