noun shi·vah \ˈshi-və\
variants: or


or less commonly


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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