yoni

noun
yo·​ni | \ ˈyō-nē How to pronounce yoni (audio) \

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

Other Words from yoni

yonic \ ˈyō-​nik How to pronounce yoni (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of yoni

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yoni

Sanskrit, vulva

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“Yoni.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yoni. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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