lingam

[ ling-guhm ]
/ ˈlɪŋ gəm /

noun

Sanskrit Grammar. the masculine gender.
(in popular Hinduism) a phallus, symbol of Siva.

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Origin of lingam

From the Sanskrit word liṅga mark, gender, phallus
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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
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