noun Hinduism.
  1. a mother goddess of which Durga, Kali, etc., are particular forms.
  2. Also called Annapurna, Parvati. the consort of Shiva, identified with Shakti and Kali as a goddess of love, maternity, and death.

Origin of Devi

< Sanskrit, feminine of deva deva Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. a Hindu goddess and embodiment of the female energy of Siva

Word Origin for Devi

Sanskrit: goddess; see deva
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