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shiva 1

Syllabification: shi·va
Pronunciation: /ˈSHēvə/
(also shivah)

noun

Judaism
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.

Origin

From Hebrew šiḇʿāh 'seven'.

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Shiva 2 Syllabification: Shi·va
Pronunciation: /ˈSHēvə/
(also Siva)
Image of Shiva
(In Indian religion) a god associated with the powers of reproduction and dissolution.

Shiva is regarded by some as the supreme being and by others as forming a triad with Brahma and Vishnu. He is worshiped in many aspects: as destroyer, ascetic, lord of the cosmic dance, and lord of beasts, and through the symbolic lingam. His wife is Parvati

Origin

From Sanskrit Śiva, literally 'the auspicious one'.

Words that rhyme with Shiva

achiever, 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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