Shiva is the seven days of mourning just after the funeral of a close relative in Judaism.(noun)
An example of a shiva is the week a Jewish man spends mourning with his family after his mother dies.
See shiva in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < Heb shiva, seven
See shiva in American Heritage Dictionary 4
also shiv·ah or shib·ahnoun
Origin: Yiddish shive
Origin: , from Hebrew šib‘â, seven; see šbע in Semitic roots.
Origin: Sanskrit śivaḥ
Origin: , from śiva-, auspicious, dear; see kei-1 in Indo-European roots.
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