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Shi·va(shē′və) also Si·va (shē′və, sē′-)
One of the principal Hindu deities, worshiped as the destroyer and restorer of worlds and in numerous other forms. Shiva is often conceived as a member of the Trimurti, along with Brahma and Vishnu.
Shi′va·ism, Si′va·ism n.
Shi′va·ist, Si′va·ist n.
shiv·aalso shiv·ah or shib·ah (shĭv′ə)
A seven-day period of formal mourning observed after the funeral of a close relative.
(Hinduism) a variant spelling of Siva
ˈShivaist n, adj
“the Destroyer,” the third member of the Hindu Trimurti, along with Brahma and Vishnu.
[< Skt śiva]
A seven-day period of mourning which the family enter into after a funeral.
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|Noun||1.||shiva - (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative; "the family is sitting shiva"|
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
|2.||Shiva - the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon|
Trimurti - the triad of divinities of later Hinduism