Saiva

noun

Sai·​va ˈsī-və How to pronounce Saiva (audio) ˈshī- How to pronounce Saiva (audio)
: a member of a major Hindu sect devoted to the cult of Shiva
Saivism noun

Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit Śaiva, from Śiva Shiva

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Saiva was in 1810

Dictionary Entries Near Saiva

Cite this Entry

“Saiva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saiva. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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