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English noun: shiva

1. shiva (time) (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative

SamplesThe family is sitting shiva.

Synonymsshibah, shivah

Broader (hypernym)hebdomad, week

Domain categoryJudaism

2. Shiva (person) the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon


Instance hypernymHindu deity

Instance hyponymBairava

Member meronymTrimurti

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