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 (sī′və, shī′-)
n. Hinduism
One who worships Shiva.

[Sanskrit śaiva-, belonging to Shiva, from Śivaḥ, Shiva.]

Sai′va adj.
Sai′vism n.
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Sivaism, Shivaism, Saivism

a cult made up of the worshipers of Siva, the destroyer-god of the Hindu trinity. — Sivaite, n.
See also: Hinduism
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