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 (shē′və, sē′-)
n. Hinduism
Variant of Shiva.


(ˈsiːvə; ˈsɪvə) or


(Hinduism) Hinduism the destroyer, one of the three chief divinities of the later Hindu pantheon, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu. Siva is also the god presiding over personal destinies
[from Sanskrit Śiva, literally: the auspicious (one)]


(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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Noun1.Siva - the destroyerSiva - 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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