Dictionary.com

lingam

[ ling-guhm ]
/ ˈlɪŋ gəm /
Save This Word!

noun
Sanskrit Grammar. the masculine gender.
(in popular Hinduism) a phallus, symbol of Siva.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also lin·ga [ling-guh]. /ˈlɪŋ gə/.
Compare yoni.

Origin of lingam

From the Sanskrit word liṅga mark, gender, phallus
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use lingam in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for lingam

lingam

linga (ˈlɪŋɡə)

/ (ˈlɪŋɡəm) /

noun
(in Sanskrit grammar) the masculine gender
  1. the Hindu phallic image of the god Siva
  2. the penis

Word Origin for lingam

C18: from Sanskrit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK