noun[mass noun] Judaism
A period of seven days' formal mourning for the dead, beginning immediately after the funeral: Jews sit shiva for those who die
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 šiḇ‘āh 'seven'.
(also Sivaˈsiːvəˈʃiːvə) Hinduism
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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