lingam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lingam the Hindu phallic symbol of Siva
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lingam The phallic symbol under which Siva is principally worshiped in his character of the creative and reproductive power.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lingam In Hind. myth., the male organ of generation, worshiped as being representative of the god Siva or of the generative power of nature; a phallus. Also linga.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lingam ling′gam the phallus in Hindu mythology, representative of Siva and the generative power of nature, its female counterpart the Yoni
    • Lingam Also Ling′a
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. liṅga,

Usage

In literature:

It is here, perhaps, that the ancient worship of the Lingam comes in.
"Pagan & Christian Creeds" by Edward Carpenter
The homage was paid to Lingamism.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
And apparently wherever there is room for one more lingam, a lingam is there.
"Following the Equator, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Man loves her yoni fiercely with big lingam, the stiff one.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
And apparently wherever there is room for one more lingam, a lingam is there.
"Following the Equator, Part 6" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
In the chief of them stand three statues of Buddha; in the lateral ones a lingam and two Jaina idols.
"From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan" by Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
Everything tending to this end is to him venerable and holy, and it is in this respect alone that he worships the Lingam.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
All this, of course, is nothing more nor less than the phallus and cteis, or lingam and yoni, under a different form.
"The Symbolism of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey
Lingam and yoni.+ The lingam symbol is to be seen all over India, alone or with the yoni.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Then when his lingam is erect he should touch her with his hands in various places, and gently manipulate various parts of the body.
"The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana" by Vatsyayana
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