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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Hindu goddess of fortune and beauty, often described as the consort of Vishnu and as a manifestation of Devi.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In later Hindu myth., the goddess of good fortune and beauty, generally regarded as the consort of Vishnu, and said to have been one of the products of the churning of the ocean. She is also called Çrī (or Shrī).

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  • proper noun The Hindu goddess of wealth, the consort of Vishnu and married to Rama (in her incarnation as Sita) and Krishna (as Rukmini and Radha).
  • proper noun A female given name used in India.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Hindu goddess of fortune and prosperity

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Sanskrit Lakṣmī, from lakṣmī, token, sign, good sign, good fortune; akin to lakṣma, lakṣman-, sign, mark, of unknown origin.]

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From Sanskrit लक्ष्मी (lakṣmī, "mark, sign").

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