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lingam

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noun lin·gam \ˈliŋ-gəm\

Definition of lingam

  1. :  a stylized phallic symbol that is worshipped in Hinduism as a sign of generative power and that represents the god Shiva — compare yoni



Variants of lingam

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linga

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Origin and Etymology of lingam

Sanskrit liṅga (nominative liṅgam), literally, characteristic


First Known Use: 1719


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