lingam

[ling-guh m]
Also lin·ga [ling-guh] /ˈlɪŋ gə/.
Compare yoni.

Origin of lingam

From the Sanskrit word liṅga mark, gender, phallus
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British Dictionary definitions for linga

lingam

linga (ˈlɪŋɡə)

noun
  1. (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
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Word Origin and History for linga

lingam

n.

"phallic emblem under which Siva is worshipped," 1719, from Sanskrit linga (nominative lingam) "mark, token, sign, emblem," of unknown origin.

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