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Syllabification: Ka·li
Pronunciation: /ˈkälē

Definition of Kali in English:

The most terrifying goddess, wife of Shiva, often identified with Durga, and in her benevolent aspect with Parvati. She is typically depicted as black, naked, old, and hideous.


from Sanskrit Kālī 'black'.

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