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 (shäk′tə, säk′-)
n. Hinduism
One who worships Shakti.

[Sanskrit śāktaḥ, from śaktiḥ, Shakti; see Shakti.]

Shak′tism n.
Shak′tist n.


(Hinduism) Hinduism a devotee of Sakti, the wife of Siva
[from Sanskrit śākta concerning Sakti]
ˈShaktism n
ˈShaktist n


or Sak•ta

(ˈʃɑk tə)

n., pl. -tas.
(in Hinduism) a person who worships Shakti as the wife of Shiva.
[< Skt śākta pertaining to Shakti]
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