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
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?
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. 2022

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