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Shakti

[shuhk-tee] /ˈʃʌk ti/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
the female principle or organ of generative power.
2.
the wife of a deity, especially of Shiva.
Compare Divine Mother.
Also, Sakti.
Origin
< Sanskrit śakti
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Sakti

/ˈsæktɪ/
noun (Hinduism)
1.
the female principle or organ of reproduction and generative power in general
2.
this principle manifested in the consorts of the gods, esp Kali
Word Origin
C19: from Sanskrit sákti power

Shakti

/ˈʃʌktɪ/
noun
1.
a variant of Sakti
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Word Origin and History for Shakti
n.

from Sanskrit saknoti "is able, is strong," from PIE root *kak- "to enable, help."

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