[ ling-guhm ]
/ ˈlɪŋ gəm /
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Sanskrit Grammar. the masculine gender.
(in popular Hinduism) a phallus, symbol of Siva.
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Also lin·ga [ling-guh]. /ˈlɪŋ gə/.
Origin of lingam
From the Sanskrit word liṅga mark, gender, phallus
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How to use lingam in a sentence
It is affiliated to the Linga monastery, and has only four brethren, who all came to greet me heartily at the entrance.
The Linga monks said that an ordinary lama, when he dies, is cut in pieces and abandoned to the birds.
Contains pagan symbols of the trinity or linga, with or without the unity or yoni.
Figures 51 to 60 are varions representations of the union of the four, the arba, the androgyne, or the linga-yoni.
The zealous of this sect worship the Siva Linga, although other Hindoos also venerate it.
British Dictionary definitions for lingam
/ (ˈlɪŋɡəm) /
(in Sanskrit grammar) the masculine gender
- the Hindu phallic image of the god Siva
- the penis
Word Origin for lingam
C18: from Sanskrit
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