yoni

[yoh-nee]

Origin of yoni

Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1790–1800
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Contemporary Examples of yoni

  • As my fifteen-year-old Yoni noted, others suffered “14,000 times” worse than us.

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    As We Leave Our Metaphoric Bunkers

    Gil Troy

    November 23, 2012

  • If you have never had a Yoni Massage I will teach you the art of slow, deep-breathing.

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    The Last Erotic Massage

    Arianne Cohen

    May 21, 2009

  • The Kilted Massage Man is here to make those of you born with a Yoni a very special offer.

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    The Last Erotic Massage

    Arianne Cohen

    May 21, 2009

Historical Examples of yoni


British Dictionary definitions for yoni

yoni

noun Hinduism
  1. the female genitalia, regarded as a divine symbol of sexual pleasure and matrix of generation and the visible form of Sakti
  2. an image of these as an object of worship

Word Origin for yoni

C18: from Sanskrit, literally: vulva, womb
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Word Origin and History for yoni
n.

1799, from Sanskrit, "female sexual principle as an object of veneration," literally "vulva, womb."

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