a Hindu goddess, the consort of Siva
Origin of DeviSans, feminine of deva, god: see deity
A mother goddess having various roles and manifestations, especially as Durga, Lakshmi, and Sarasvati, the female counterparts to the male gods of the Trimurti.
Origin of DeviSanskrit devī feminine of devah god ; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.
c. 1725 Indian watercolor
- (Hinduism) Shakti, the female aspect of the divine, as conceptualized by the Shakta tradition of Hinduism. She is the female counterpart without whom the male aspect, which represents consciousness or discrimination, remains impotent and void.
- A title put at the end of any female deity's name within Hinduism (e.g.- Lakshmi Devi, Saraswati Devi, Kali Devi).
- A female given name used in India.
From Sanskrit देवी (devī́, “goddess, female deity”).