A period of seven days' formal mourning for the dead, beginning immediately after the funeral: she went to her sister’s funeral and sat shiva
More example sentences
- Upon hearing the news, the families began sitting shiva, the Jewish mourning ritual.
- The shiva was the worst period, the shloshim was very hard, and this stage is bad.
- My husband and I immediately decided to invite her to sit shiva in our home.
From Hebrew šiḇʿāh 'seven'.
From Sanskrit Śiva, literally 'the auspicious one'.
Words that rhyme with Shivaachiever, believer, cleaver, deceiver, diva, Eva, fever, Geneva, griever, heaver, leaver, lever, Neva, perceiver, receiver, reiver, reliever, retriever, underachiever, viva, weaver, weever
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