noun or adjective

Shak·​ta ˈshäk-tə How to pronounce Shakta (audio)
variants or less commonly Sakta
: an adherent of Shaktism

Word History


Sanskrit śākta, from Śakti

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shakta was in 1810

Dictionary Entries Near Shakta

Cite this Entry

“Shakta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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