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 (shē′və) also Si·va (shē′və, sē′-)
n. Hinduism
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.

[Sanskrit śivaḥ, from śiva-, auspicious, dear; see kei- in Indo-European roots.]

Shi′va·ism, Si′va·ism n.
Shi′va·ist, Si′va·ist n.


also shiv·ah or shib·ah  (shĭv′ə)
n. Judaism
A seven-day period of formal mourning observed after the funeral of a close relative.

[Yiddish shive, from Hebrew šib'â, seven; see šbʕ in Semitic roots.]
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(ˈʃiːvə; ˈʃɪvə)
(Hinduism) a variant spelling of Siva
ˈShivaism n
ˈShivaist n, adj
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(ˈʃi və)

also Siva

“the Destroyer,” the third member of the Hindu Trimurti, along with Brahma and Vishnu.
[< Skt śiva]
Shi′va•ism, n.
Shi′va•ist, n.
Shi`va•is′tic, adj.
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A seven-day period of mourning which the family enter into after a funeral.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
hebdomad, week - any period of seven consecutive days; "it rained for a week"
2.shiva - the destroyerShiva - the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon
Trimurti - the triad of divinities of later Hinduism
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District Magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal and Superintendent of Police (SP) Ajay Singh were also present at the inauguration of the hospital.
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Dr Mangesh Thorat, of the Centre for Cancer Prevention, said: "It's selling false hope to vulnerable people who are potentially at the end of their lives."
One of the latest cases of caste-horror that shook India was the death on May 1 of two months pregnant Rukmini Ransingh, who had sustained 70% burns in the hands of her own father and uncles and finally passed away while undergoing treatment in Pune's Sassoon General Hospital while her husband Mangesh Ransingh, a mason, was treated for 50% burns at the same hospital.
Meanwhile, another Indian expat, Mangesh Mainde, won a brand new BMW 220i with his winning ticket number 001462.
A visitor who undertook the survey at Amerat Park during the festival, Varsha Mangesh said, 'I am happy that they are doing this survey.
Since childhood, I have been hearing the Marathi poet Mangesh Padgaonkar asking an apt question in one of his devotional songs: "Why do you search for God in Rameshwar and Ganges and Himalayas, when he/she is residing and hungry in your own heart?"
Dr Mangesh Thorat of Queen Mary University of London, said: 'This well-conducted study adds to the evidence that prolonged regular use of low-dose aspirin may reduce risk of ovarian cancer - but overall evidence still remains insufficient to recommend aspirin use specifically for ovarian cancer prevention.
When Mangesh Gururaj's wife left home to pick up their child from math lessons one Sunday earlier this month, she turned on her Tesla Model S and hit "Summon," a self-parking feature that the electric automaker has promoted as a central step toward driverless cars.
June 27, 2011: The Mumbai Crime Branch arrests seven people, including the shooter, Satish Kaliya, and others -- Abhijit Shinde, Arun Dake, Sachin Gaikwad, Anil Waghmode, Nilesh Shendge and Mangesh Agawane.
An activist, Ashok Walam, his wife Ashwini Walam and another crusader Mangesh Chavan were threatened in Matoshri,"Rane told media persons.