Definition of Sivaism
: a sect comprising the worshipers of the god Siva
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Origin and Etymology of sivaism
Siva, Shiva, supreme god of many Hindu sects (from Sanskrit Śiva, literally, friendly, auspicious) + English -ism; akin to Old English hīwan, plural, members of a household
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