yo·​ni ˈyō-nē How to pronounce yoni (audio)
: a stylized representation of the female genitalia that in Hinduism is a sign of generative power and that symbolizes the goddess Shakti compare lingam
yonic adjective

Word History


Sanskrit, vulva

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yoni was in 1799

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“Yoni.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yoni. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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