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n. Hinduism
A mother goddess having various roles and manifestations, especially as Durga, Lakshmi, and Sarasvati, the female counterparts to the male gods of the Trimurti.

[Sanskrit devī, feminine of devaḥ, god; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]


(Hinduism) a Hindu goddess and embodiment of the female energy of Siva
[Sanskrit: goddess; see deva]


(ˈdeɪ vi)

a Hindu mother goddess.
[< Skt, feminine of deva god]
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Noun1.Devi - Hindu mother goddessDevi - Hindu mother goddess; supreme power in the universe; wife or embodiment of the female energy of Siva having both beneficent and malevolent forms or aspects
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