from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hinduism A stylized phallus worshiped as a symbol of the god Shiva.
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- n. The penis or phallus, especially when worshipped as a symbol of or in connection with Shiva.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the Hindu phallic symbol of Siva
Sanskrit liṅgam, mark, penis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare Hindi लिंङ्ग (liṅg), लिंग (liṅg). (Wiktionary)