The Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 1.17
The Yoga of Arjuna's Crisis
They were joined by the supreme archer of Kāśi,
And the great warrior Sikhandin, and Dhrstadyumna,
Virāta, and the invincible Sātyaki;
kāśyas ca parameṣvāsaḥ
and the King of the Kāśis, supreme archer,
sikhaṇḍī ca mahārathaḥ
and Sikhaṇḍin, great warrior;
dhṛṣṭadyumno virātas ca
Dhṛṣṭadyumna and Virāta
and Satyaki, the invincible:
And the King of Kashi, supreme archer,
And Shikhandi, that great warrior,
Dhrishtadyumna and Virata
And Satyaki, the invincible;
kāśyas (m. nom. sg.), the King of the Kāsis, a tribe in a district identified with modern Benares.
parama (m.), supreme, highest.
iṣvāsas (m. nom. sg. iṣu, arrow; āsa, hurler), archer, bowman. (parama-iṣvāsas, m. nom. sg. KD cpd., best archer.) sikhaṇḍī (m. nom. sg. of Sikhaṇḍīn), a Paṇḍava warrior, born as a girl and miraculously changed to a male, son of Drupada, and eventual killer of Bhīsma who would not fight with a woman.
mahārathas (m. nom. sg.), great warrior, (as a BV cpd.) he whose chariot is great.
dṛṣṭadyumnas (m. nom. sg.), Paṇḍava warrior; son of Drupada and brother of Drāupadī.
virātas (m. nom. sg.), Virāta, warrior king of a particular district in India, with whom the Paṇḍava princes took refuge during the thirteenth year of their exile.
sātyakis (m. nom. sg.), Yuyudhāna, son of Satyaka and an ally of the Paṇḍavas. The name means “one whose nature is truth.”
aparājitas (m. nom. sg.), unconquered, invincible.