- (in Shaktism) the external female genitals regarded as the symbol of Shakti.Compare lingam(def 2).
Origin of yoni
Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for yoni
As my fifteen-year-old Yoni noted, others suffered “14,000 times” worse than us.As We Leave Our Metaphoric Bunkers
November 23, 2012
If you have never had a Yoni Massage I will teach you the art of slow, deep-breathing.
The Kilted Massage Man is here to make those of you born with a Yoni a very special offer.
Which was the more worthy of deification—the yoni, or the phallus?Sex=The Unknown Quantity
The lingam symbol is to be seen all over India, alone or with the yoni.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
When the yoni is pressed by the lingam for a long time, it is called "pressing."
When only one part of the yoni is rubbed with the lingam, it is called the "blow of a boar."
When the same thing is done on the lower part of the yoni, it is called "rubbing."
- the female genitalia, regarded as a divine symbol of sexual pleasure and matrix of generation and the visible form of Sakti
- an image of these as an object of worship
C18: from Sanskrit, literally: vulva, womb
Word Origin and History for yoni
1799, from Sanskrit, "female sexual principle as an object of veneration," literally "vulva, womb."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper