Saiva

noun
Sai·​va | \ ˈsī-və How to pronounce Saiva (audio) , ˈshī- How to pronounce Saiva (audio) \

Definition of Saiva

: a member of a major Hindu sect devoted to the cult of Shiva

Other Words from Saiva

Saivism \ ˈsī-​ˌvi-​zəm How to pronounce Saivism (audio) , ˈshī-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Saiva

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Saiva

Sanskrit Śaiva, from Śiva Shiva

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saith

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