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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 94 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LAKSHMI (Sans. for " mark," " sign," generally used in composition with punya, " prosperous "; hence " good sign," " good fortune "), in Hindu mythology, the wife of Vishnu ' not seem .to belong to the prehistoric ages, but yield indications of occupation in post-Roman and medieval times. John Lubbock (Lord Avebury), Prehistoric Times (4th ed., London, 1878) ; Robert Munro, The Lake-Dwellings of Europe (London, 1890), with a bibliography of the subject. (J. AN.)
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