noun shi·vah \ˈshi-və\

Definition of SHIVAH

:  a traditional seven-day period of mourning the dead that is observed in Jewish homes —often used in the phrase sit shivah

Variants of SHIVAH

shi·vah or shi·va also shi·ve \ˈshi-və\

Origin of SHIVAH

Hebrew shibhʽāh seven (days)
First Known Use: 1875


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