Definitions for yoniˈyoʊ ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yo•niˈyoʊ ni(n.)(pl.)-nis.

  1. (in Shaktism) a representation of the external female genitals, regarded as the symbol of Shakti.

    Category: Eastern Religions

    Ref: Compare lingam . 2

Origin of yoni:

1790–1800; < Skt

Wiktionary

  1. yoni(Noun)

    The female sexual organs, or a symbol of them, especially as an object of veneration within certain types of Hinduism, Buddhism, and other cultures.

  2. Origin: From योनि.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yoni(noun)

    the symbol under which Sakti, or the personification of the female power in nature, is worshiped. Cf. Lingam

Freebase

  1. Yoni

    Yoni is the Sanskrit word for the vagina. Its counterpart is the lingam, interpreted by some as the phallus. It is also the divine passage, womb or sacred temple. The word covers a range of meanings, including: place of birth, source, origin, spring, fountain, place of rest, repository, receptacle, seat, abode, home, lair, nest, stable.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Yoni

    a Hindu symbol of the female principle in nature, and as such an object of worship. See Linga.

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