HyperDic: shiva

English > 2 senses of the word shiva / Shiva:
NOUNtimeshiva, shivah, shibah(Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning / mourning after the death of close relative
person Shiva, Sivathe destroyer
shiva / Shiva > pronunciation
Soundsshiy'vah
RhymesCasanova ... yeshiva: 31 rhymes with vah...
English > shiva: 2 senses > noun 1, time
Meaning(Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning / mourning after the death of close relative.
Example"the family is sitting shiva"
Synonymsshivah, shibah
CategoryJudaismThe monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Broaderweek, hebdomadAny period of seven consecutive days
English > Shiva: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon.
SynonymSiva
InstancesBairavaepithet of Siva
Instance ofHindu deityA deity worshipped by the Hindus
Member ofTrimurtiThe triad of divinities of later Hinduism
SpanishShiva, Siva
CatalanShiva, Siva
NounsShivaistworshipper of Shiva

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