Shak·​ti ˈshäk-tē How to pronounce Shakti (audio) ˈsäk How to pronounce Shakti (audio)
variants or less commonly Sakti
: the dynamic energy of a Hindu god personified as his female consort
broadly : cosmic energy as conceived in Hindu thought

Examples of Shakti in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By Armani Syed February 5, 2024 8:01 AM EST Indian jazz band Shakti bagged Best Global Music Album for This Moment—their first studio release in 46 years—at Sunday’s 2024 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. TIME, 5 Feb. 2024 With: Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Tripti Dimri, Shakti Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Charu Shankar, Prem Chopra, Suresh Oberoi, Babloo Prithiveeraj, Saloni Batra, Siddhant Karnick, Maganti Srinath. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 2 Dec. 2023 Enlarge / Anti-satellite weapons from Mission Shakti are displayed during Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2020 in New Delhi, India. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 15 Nov. 2023 But the 2014 death of Remember Shakti violinist U. Srinivas proved to be a devastating loss. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Aug. 2023 Musical groups at this year’s event include Ananda Groove, Shakti Tribe, Sarika Das and TK & Nam Rock. The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Mar. 2022 But these local contagion goddesses merged over time with the Divine Mother Shakti, the feminine personification of the energy behind creation. Tulasi Srinivas, The Conversation, 15 June 2020 See More

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Word History


Sanskrit Śakti

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shakti was in 1810

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“Shakti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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