Kali



[kah-lee] /ˈkɑ li/

noun, Hinduism.
1.
the wife of Shiva and the malevolent form of the Mother Goddess.
/ˈkælɪ; ˈkeɪ-/
noun
1.
another name for saltwort (sense 1)
/ˈkɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
the Hindu goddess of destruction, consort of Siva. Her cult was characterized by savagery and cannibalism

a name of Devi, the Hindu mother-goddess, in her death-goddess aspect, 1798, from Sanskrit kali, literally “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.

A data parallel language.
[“Supporting Shared Data Structures on Distributed Memory Architectures”, C. Koelbel et al in Second ACM SIGPLAN Symp on Princ and Prac of Parallel Programming, pp.177-186, Mar 1990].
(1994-11-09)

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