shivah

noun shi·vah \ˈshi-və\
variants: or

shiva

or less commonly

shive

play \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

Origin and Etymology of shivah

Hebrew shibhʽāh seven (days)


First Known Use: 1875


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