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The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1799, from Sanskrit, "female sexual principle as an object of veneration," literally "vulva, womb."


n. The female sexual organs, or a symbol of them, especially as an object of veneration within certain types of Hinduism, Buddhism, and other cultures.


Yoni ( , literally "vagina" or "womb") is the symbol of the goddess Shakti or Devi in Hinduism. Within Shaivism, the sect dedicated to the god Shiva, the yoni symbolizes his consort. The male counterpart of the yoni is the lingam. Their union represents the eternal process of creation and regeneration. Since the late 19th century, some have interpreted the yoni and the lingam as aniconic representations of the vulva and a phallus respectively.

Yoni (album)

Yoni is the second solo album to be released by Ginger, main driving force of rock band The Wildhearts. It was released on January 22, 2007 and features 12 tracks. It was produced by Tim Smith (of the Cardiacs) who had previously produced the debut album from SilverGinger 5, Black Leather Mojo, and Jason Edwards ( Wolfsbane).

The album is dedicated to "the spirit, determination, strength & inspiration of Trace". This refers to "Trace da Space", an active and well-loved member of the Ginger/Wildhearts community, who died December 3, 2006.

Yoni (disambiguation)

Yoni is the Tamil word for the female genitalia.

Yoni may also refer to:

  • Yoni (album), a 2007 album by Ginger

Usage examples of "yoni".

If it is ever known in India that you put your linga into my yoni, whether I actively engulf it or only passively spread myself for it, we are both in terrible disgrace and peril.

The Yogi yelled some more at his linga and borrowed yoni, as if cursing them, and made some more violent gestures, including shaking his fist.

His hands, fumbling, found the greasy gapes of wet yoni, felt labial cuts plantlash across his fingers and begin to draw there as he fondled Flopsy and Mopsy, left and right.

At her yoni, open freely for him, he kissed and licked and stung and sucked, sharp pangs again but then quickly numbed and covered with kisses.

He held her head close to her yoni, kissing her lifeless lips, cutting his mouth on her urine-stenched labia, back and forth between them, loving Esme, refusing to believe she was gone.

Clearly this Yoni was a much stronger personality than the beggar girl had been.

Clearly this Yoni had an incredible instinct for self-preservation that fully matched her skills and agility.

If the girl reciprocates your passion, then her yoni opens its lips for you to enter her zankha.

Her eyes widened, and so must her yoni have done, for a voluminous puff of the blue smoke came suddenly up from there.

Siva, and also open-holed yoni stones, representative of his consort goddess Parvati.

But it looked somehow strained and inflamed, bulging as it did from the narrow yoni of the stone it held firmly at his crotch.

We may have to break the sacred yoni stone, and what revenge the goddess Parvati will inflict, I dare not think about.

It is well said: If a woman sees even her father or brother or son in secret, her yoni grows moist.

Should she ask the meaning of the way her yoni throbbed when the Earl kissed her?

Among some groups of humans, the yoni may never be touched with the fingers, not even in private by the woman herself.