Yokini, Yōkiṉi: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Yōkiṉi (யோகினி) noun < yōginī.

1. Female magician; witch, sorceress; மந்திரவாதஞ் செய்ப வள். [manthiravathagn seypa val.] (W.)

2. A class of female attendants on Durgā; காளிக்கு ஏவல்செய் மகளிர்வகை. வீர யோகினி வெள்ளமோடு [kalikku evalsey magalirvagai. vira yogini vellamodu] (பிரபுலிங்கலீலை கைலாச. [pirapulingalilai kailasa.] 42).

3. Fairy; தெய்வப்பெண். நிலையென்னும் யோகினி மட வராலும் [theyvappen. nilaiyennum yogini mada varalum] (திருக்காளத். பு. விசிட்டத். [thirukkalath. pu. visittath.] 28).

4. Kāḷi; காளி. இத்திறம் யோகினி யிசைத்து [kali. ithiram yogini yisaithu] (கந்தபு. அக்கினிமுகா. [kanthapu. akkinimuga.] 132).

5. (Astrology) Durgā who, on each titi of the waning and waxing moon, appears in a particular direction and causes harm to those who start their journey in that direction; ஒவ்வொரு திதியில் ஒவ்வொரு திக்கில் நின்றுகொண்டு அத்திக்கு நோக்கிப் பயணமா வோர்க்குத் தீங்கு விளைப்பவளாகக் கருதப்படுந் தேவதை. [ovvoru thithiyil ovvoru thikkil ninrugondu athikku nokkip payanama vorkkuth thingu vilaippavalagak karuthappadun thevathai.] (சோதிடகிரக. [sothidagiraga.] 89.)

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