or Sak·ti

noun Hinduism.
  1. the female principle or organ of generative power.
  2. the wife of a deity, especially of Shiva.Compare Divine Mother.

Origin of Shakti

From the Sanskrit word śakti Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Shakti (ˈʃʌktɪ)

noun Hinduism
  1. the female principle or organ of reproduction and generative power in general
  2. this principle manifested in the consorts of the gods, esp Kali

Word Origin for Sakti

C19: from Sanskrit sákti power


  1. a variant of Sakti
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Word Origin and History for sakti



from Sanskrit saknoti "is able, is strong," from PIE root *kak- "to enable, help."

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