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Definition of "yoni" []

  • Hinduism A stylized representation of a vulva worshiped as a symbol of a goddess or Shakti. (noun)
  • The female genitalia, regarded as a divine symbol of sexual pleasure and matrix of generation and the visible form of Sakti (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An image of these as an object of worship (noun)

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Use "yoni" in a sentence
  • "In some places indeed the word yoni means not source, but merely place; so, for instance, in the mantra, 'A yoni, O Indra, was made for you to sit down upon '(/Ri/k."
  • "Among the nations and religions of India the yoni was the representation of the female organ of generation, and was the symbol of the prolific power of nature."
  • "For that the word 'source' denotes the material cause is well known from the use of ordinary language; the earth, for instance, is called the yoni of trees and herbs."