noun \ˈyō-nē\

Definition of YONI

:  a stylized representation of the female genitalia that in Hinduism is a sign of generative power and that symbolizes the goddess Shakti — compare lingam
yo·nic \ˈyō-nik\ adjective

Origin of YONI

Sanskrit, vulva
First Known Use: 1799

Rhymes with YONI


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In Hinduism, a representation of the female sexual organ and feminine generative power, the symbol of the goddess Shakti (see shakti). The yoni is often associated with the phallic linga, the symbol of the god Shiva. The linga is depicted in art as resting in the yoni, their union representing the eternal process of creation and regeneration.


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