shivah

noun shi·vah \ˈshi-və\

Definition of shivah

  1. :  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

or

shiva

less commonly

shive

play \ˈshi-və\

Origin and Etymology of shivah

Hebrew shibhʽāh seven (days)


First Known Use: 1875


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