Kālī

Kālī

[kah-lee]
noun Hinduism.
the wife of Shiva and the malevolent form of the Mother Goddess.
Compare Pārvatī.
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kali (ˈkælɪ, ˈkeɪ-)
 
n
another name for saltwort

Kali (ˈkɑːlɪ)
 
n
the Hindu goddess of destruction, consort of Siva. Her cult was characterized by savagery and cannibalism

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Kali
a name of Devi, the Hindu mother-goddess, in her death-goddess aspect, 1798, from Skt. kali, lit. "the black one," fem. of kalah "blue-black, black," from a Dravidian language. Also taken as the fem. of kala "time" (as destroyer). She is portrayed as black-skinned, blood-smeared, and wearing a necklace
of skulls and a girdle of snakes.
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