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
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The builders of Vat Phou had noticed this and proclaimed it a natural lingam of Shiva.
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Origin and Etymology of lingam
Sanskrit liṅga (nominative liṅgam), literally, characteristic
First Known Use: 1719See Words from the same year
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