noun Etymology: Sanskrit, vulva Date: 1799 a stylized representation of the female genitalia that in Hinduism is a sign of generative power and that symbolizes the goddess Shakti — compare lingamyonic adjective

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  • Yoni — Les Yonis (sanskrit « lieux »), dans l hindouisme, désigne les organes génitaux féminins (matrice ou vulve). Ceux ci sont rarement représentés seuls. On les représente le plus fréquemment sous la forme d un triangle dont la pointe est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yoni — Yo ni (y[=o] n[=e]), n. [Skr. y[=o]ni.] (Hindu Myth.) The symbol under which Sakti, or the personification of the female power in nature, is worshiped. Cf. {Lingam}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yoni — (ind. Myth.), so v.w. Dschoni …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • yoni — ● yoni nom féminin (mot sanskrit) Dans l hindouisme, représentation de la vulve, qui, en relation avec le linga, est considérée comme le signe de la puissance créatrice …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Yoni — Forme latinisée de Yon (voir ce nom) …   Noms de famille

  • yoni — (n.) 1799, from Skt., female sexual principle as an object of veneration, lit. vulva, womb …   Etymology dictionary

  • yoni — [yō′nē] n. [Sans, vulva, womb] Hinduism a representation of the vulva, a symbol associated with the worship of Shakti: cf. LINGAM …   English World dictionary

  • yoni —    The yoni (vagina or womb), seen as the embodi ment of the great GODDESS, is worshipped in emblematic form in many Indian traditions. It can take the form of a pot or other vessel, a cleft rock, or a pond, lake, or pool. In certain esoteric… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Yoni — Steinerne Yoni aus Vietnam Die Yoni (Sanskrit, f., योनि, yoni, wörtl?.: Ursprung) ist der Begriff für die weiblichen Genitalien (Vulva, Vagina und Uterus) und wird auch im westlichen Neotantra verwendet. Zusammen mit dem Lingam (oft als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yoni — The word yoni (Sanskrit Unicode|योिन yoni ) is the Sanskrit word for divine passage , place of birth , womb in the sense of source of life rather than a human organ, or sacred temple (cf. lila). The word also has a wider meaning in both profane… …   Wikipedia

  • yoni — /yoh nee/, n. (in Shaktism) the external female genitals regarded as the symbol of Shakti. Cf. lingam (def. 2). [1790 1800; < Skt] * * * In Hinduism, a representation of the female sexual organ and feminine generative power, the symbol of the… …   Universalium

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