Shakti(redirected from Parashakti)
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n. pl. Shak·tis Hinduism
1. The active manifest power that creates the universe.
2. The consort of the male expression of the divine, especially of the god Shiva.
[Sanskrit śaktiḥ, from śaknoti, he is strong.]
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(Hinduism) a variant of Sakti
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or Sak•ti(ˈʃʌk ti)
n., pl. -tis. Hinduism.
1. the female principle or organ of generative power.
2. the wife of a deity, esp. of Shiva.
[< Skt śakti]
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