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trisula (plural trisulas)
- A trident, seen as a religious symbol of Hinduism and Buddhism.
- 1894, Eugène Goblet d'Alviella, The Migration of Symbols:
- It may be wondered, at first sight, that the innumerable texts left by Buddhism give us no positive information with regard to the meaning and origin of the trisula.
- 2004, Khushwant Singh, Burial at Sea, Penguin, page 96:
- She had a trishul in one hand. Her long raven-black hair was left loose.
- 2014, Micah Issitt; Carlyn Main, Hidden Religion, page 168:
- The trishula is most commonly associated with the god Shiva, one of the most prominent Hindu deities and the primary god in the sect of Hinduism known as "Shaivism."