- Shiva is the seven days of mourning just after the funeral of a close relative in Judaism.
An example of a shiva is the week a Jewish man spends mourning with his family after his mother dies.
Origin of shiva; from Classical Hebrew (language) shiva, seven
also shiv·ah or shib·ah
Origin of shivaYiddish shive, from Hebrew šib‘â, seven; see šb&ayin; in Semitic roots.
Origin of ShivaSanskrit śiva&hlowdot;, from śiva-, auspicious, dear; see kei- in Indo-European roots.
- Shi′va·ism, Si′va·ism
- Shi′va·ist, Si′va·ist
13th-century Indian bronze statue
Hebrew שִׁבְעָה (shiv'á, “seven”), referring to the number of days shiva extends.
- (Hinduism) The god of destruction and transformation, and together with Brahma and Vishnu, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. Within Shaivism he is viewed as the Supreme deity, whereas in other branches of Hinduism such as the Smarta tradition he is worshipped as one of the six manifestations of the Divine.
- A male given name used in India.
From Sanskrit शिव (Śivá, “the auspicious one”).
shiva - Computer Definition
(Shiva Corporation, Cambridge, MA) A manufacturer of networking equipment. Founded in 1985, Shiva's first products were its network modems for Macs and PCs. LANRover was a proprietary remote access server, providing dial-up access to LANs. Shiva also developed the remote access software in Windows 95. In 1999, the company was acquired by Intel, and via subsequent acquisitions by Simple Access, Inc., Mernet and Eicon, Shiva products wound up in Dialogic Corporation (www.dialogic.com).