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From Sanskrit योनि(yoni).



yoni (plural yonis)

  1. The female sexual organs, or a symbol of them, especially as an object of veneration within certain types of Hinduism, Buddhism, and other cultures.
    • 2004, Johanna Wikoff, Deborah Romaine, The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Kama Sutra, Alpha Books 2004, p. 242:
      Stroke your partner's thighs and caress her breasts as you make love to her yoni with your mouth and tongue.
    • 2001, David Adams Leeming, A Dictionary of Asian Mythology, Oxford 2001, p. 205:
      In Hinduism [...] and Tantrism [...], the yoni is the generative organ of the Goddess.
    • 1997, David R Kinsley, Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine, University of California 1997, p. 235:
      The goddess blesses him by placing his liṅgam in her yoni.


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