- 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.
shiva definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Hebrew (language) shiva, seven
shiva definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also shiv·ah or shib·ahnoun Judaism
Origin: Yiddish shive, from Hebrew šib‘â, seven; see šbע in Semitic roots.
also Si·vanoun Hinduism
Origin: Sanskrit śivaḥ, from śiva-, auspicious, dear; see kei-1 in Indo-European roots.
- Shiˈva·ism, Siˈva·ism noun
- Shiˈva·ist, Siˈva·ist noun
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).