noun lin·gam \ˈliŋ-gəm\

Definition of LINGAM

:  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

lin·gam or lin·ga \-gə\

Origin of LINGAM

Sanskrit liṅga (nominative liṅgam), literally, characteristic
First Known Use: 1719


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