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 (lĭng′gəm) also lin·ga (lĭn′gə)
n. Hinduism
A stylized phallus worshiped as a symbol of the god Shiva.

[Sanskrit liṅgam, mark, penis.]


(ˈlɪŋɡəm) or


1. (in Sanskrit grammar) the masculine gender
2. (Hinduism)
a. the Hindu phallic image of the god Siva
b. the penis
[C18: from Sanskrit]


(ˈlɪŋ gəm)

also lin•ga

(ˈlɪŋ gə)

(in popular Hinduism) a phallus, symbol of Shiva.
Compare yoni.
[< Skt liṅga mark, gender, phallus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lingam - the Hindu phallic symbol of Sivalingam - the Hindu phallic symbol of Siva  
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
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